Lithuania

The WHO Country Office, Lithuania was established in May 1994 in Vilnius. The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Lithuania and includes 2 staff members. In the late 1990s, Lithuania moved away from a system funded mainly by local and state budgets to a mixed system, predominantly funded by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) through a national health insurance scheme and based on compulsory participation. The main objectives of the health system are improving population health as well as access to and quality of health-care services. The focus is being shifted from treatment towards prevention and healthy lifestyles.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Lithuania
Didzioji st. 22,
LT-01128 Vilnius
Tel.: +370 5 212 6743
Fax: +370 5 212 6605

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
Vilnius str. 33
LT-01119 Vilnius
Tel.: +370 52 661400
Fax: +370 52 661402
http://www.sam.lt

Areas of work

Priorities for joint work are set out in the biennial collaborative agreement (BCA) 2012–2013 between WHO/Europe and Lithuania. This framework for collaboration reflects the new vision of WHO/Europe as approved by the sixtieth session of the Regional Committee for Europe – Better Health for Europe, as well as the concepts, principles and values underpinning the development of WHO/Europe's new Country Strategy and the European health policy – Health 2020.

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Data and statistics

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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)


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