Malta

Malta is situated by the Mediterranean Sea and is located south of Italy and north of Libya. In 2012, the Ministry of Health in Malta initiated development of a national health system strategy for 2013 – 2020 (NHSS) in order to meet the many challenges facing the health system in Malta. These challenges include an ageing population, growing burden of noncommunicable and chronic diseases and environmental changes.

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Obesity: priority for Malta and WHO/Europe's joint work

Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, and Christopher Fearne, Parliamentary Secretary for Health of Malta, signed an agreement on 26 August, establishing priorities for collaboration for 2014–2015.

Ministry of health

Ministry for Energy and Health
Palazzo Castellania
Merchants Street
Valletta VLT 2000
Tel.: +356 22992435
Fax:
http://www.health.gov.mt

Data and statistics

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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2011)


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Areas of work

The 2014–2015 priorities for collaboration with Malta are:
  • control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases
  • promotion of health throughout the life-course
  • health systems strengthening
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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 2020

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