San Marino

San Marino is situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. In San Marino, during the period 1995 – 2000, the main noncommunicable diseases accounted for about 85% of all deaths in and external causes for about 5%. Life expectancy at birth is higher than the European Region and European Union averages, both for males and for females.

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Regional Director awarded San Marino Order of Saint Agatha for contribution to health

Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, has been awarded the Order of Saint Agatha by San Marino for her and WHO/Europe’s contribution to improving health in the country and throughout the WHO European Region. The Minister of Health, Dr Francesco Mussoni, and the Minister of Territory and Environment, Dr Antonella Mularoni, presented the Order.

Ministry of health

State Secretariat for Health and Social Security
Via Scaloja, 40
Borgo Maggiore 47890
Tel.: +378 883040
Fax: +378 883044

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

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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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