Ministry of Health and Care Services

Bent Høie (Con.)

Minister of Health

Terje Søviknes (PrP)

Minister for the Elderly and Public Health

The Ministry of Health and Care Services (HOD) is responsible for providing good and equal health and care services for the population of Norway. The ministry directs these services by means of a comprehensive legislation, annual budgetary allocations and through various governmental institutions.


National health preparedness plan

The aim of the national health preparedness plan is to provide a comprehensive overview of the health and care sector’s preparedness, including preparedness for various social services. The plan constitutes the basis for how the health sector handles all types of crises and disasters.

Dementia Plan 2020

The care services of tomorrow must be designed and developed together with users, patients and close family members in cooperation with volunteers, non-profit organisations and private actors, and they must be based on sound expertise, effective management and multidisciplinary cooperation.

News from the Ministry

Toward a more humane drug policy

Norway has put human rights and civil society on the agenda during its Presidency of the Council of Europe's cooperation on drug policies.

Free HPV vaccine to boys

11/05/2017: The Government will offer HPV vaccine to all 7th grade boys as part of the Childhood Immunisation Programme. The offer will be introduced from the school year 2018/2019.


Phone: +47 22 24 90 90
Address: Postboks 8011 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Teatergata 9,

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