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.

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The 2018–2019 influenza season in Europe has finally drawn to a close, having begun in late November and peaked between late January and early February.

WHO/Europe offices

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

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
Vilniaus g. 33
Vilnius LT-01506
Tel.: +370 5 2685110


Regions for Health Network Twenty-third annual meeting report (2017)

Kaunas, Lithuania, 22–23 September 2016

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

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