Health and care

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The Ministry of Health and Care Services has chief responsibility for health policy, public health, health services, municipal services for the elderly and disabled, health legislation and parts of social legislation in Norway.

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Norway pledges NOK 70 million to new World Bank fund to fight Ebola

Norway is the first country to support the World Bank’s new multidonor fund for the fight against Ebola. ‘It is positive that the World Bank is setting up a fund to put the health sector in the affected countries in a better position to deal with the crisis. Norway will contribute nearly NOK 70 million to the fund,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Nearly NOK 3 billion to global health

Never before has Norway given such high priority to global health. The Government has proposed an allocation of nearly NOK 3 billion to support global health efforts in 2015, further developing Norway’s engagement and leadership role in this field.

Investing in maternal and newborn health

Today, the Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development partners announced they aim to invest an additional $50 million to save the lives of mothers and newborns in developing countries by investing in innovative ideas and approaches towards maternal and newborn care.

Government launches the global health and education initiative Vision 2030

Evaluation of the grant scheme for Norwegian – Russian collaboration projects in health and related social issues 2009-2011

The purpose of the evaluation was to obtain information about the ability of the Grant Scheme for the period 2009-2011 to contribute to the aims outlined in the collaboration programme (Samarbeidsprogram 2009), in the 3rd Barents Collaboration Programme in Health and Related Social Issues 2008 - 2011 and in The Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) strategy.

Norwegian funding for polio eradication increased

Norway is increasing its annual support for efforts to eradicate polio from NOK 50 million to NOK 240 million for the next six years. The funding will be channelled through the GAVI Alliance.

National statement of Norway at the World Health Assembly

Minister of Health and Care services Mr. Bent Høie

Challenges and Opportunities: Furthering A Rights Based Approach to HIV

By State Secretary Cecilie Brein-Karlsen

International seminar on air pollution and health

"The fight against air pollution and short lived climate pollutants in developing countries is a priority area for Norway. We want to see more attention given to this issue internationally, including by the world’s health authorities, State Secretary Hans Brattskar said in his opening statement at an international seminar on air pollution and health in Oslo on 20 March 2014.

mHealth meeting with WHO and ITU

By State Secretary Cecilie Brein-Karlsen

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Ministry of Health and Care Services

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90

Address

Universitetsgata 2.
Postboks 8011 Dep
0030 Oslo

Contact information

Ministry of Health and Care Services

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90

Address

Universitetsgata 2.
Postboks 8011 Dep
0030 Oslo