Luxembourg is a landlocked country bordered by Belgium, France and Germany. Luxembourg’s health care system is based on three fundamental principles: compulsory health insurance, free choice of provider for patients and compulsory provider compliance with the fixed set of fees for services. The standard contribution level is set by the Union of Sickness Funds.
Top storyHealth needs top priority after Albania’s devastating quake
During the evening of November 25, Piro, a young architect from Tirana, Albania, had just finished setting up the Christmas tree at his home. "I fixed it firmly so it could survive an earthquake," he joked with his fiancée. A few hours later, just before dawn, a massive jolt shook their building. The strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Western Albania lasted for nearly 30 seconds.
- Member States to reflect on 10 years of progress in public health and set health priorities for Europe at RC69
- Small countries of the WHO European Region exchange ideas and experiences of equity, sustainable development
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PublicationsBuilding resilience: a key pillar of Health 2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals – Examples from the WHO Small Countries Initiative More publications
Luxembourg: partners in global healthMaking an impact in health development
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Small countries initiative
WHO established the small countries initiative so that countries in the WHO European Region with a population of less than 1 million people can share their knowledge on implementing Health 2020Read more