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.
Top storyNew course builds “soft skills” for greater health equity and well-being in policy
On 8–10 June 2016, WHO/Europe held the first "flagship" course on Equity in Health in All Policies (eHiAP). The course is designed to build capacity in the "soft skills" needed to bridge policies and sectors to ensure greater health equity and well-being.
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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)
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