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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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.
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Ministry of health
Valletta VLT 2000
Tel.: +356 22992435
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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2011)
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Areas of workThe 2014–2015 priorities for collaboration with Malta are:
- control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases
- promotion of health throughout the life-course
- health systems strengthening