Ministry of Health and Care Services

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.


Norwegian participation in Be He@lthy Be Mobile

Speech by Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie on 4 November 2014.

Norway consults on standardised tobacco packaging and FCTC Article 5.3

The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services has today published a consultation paper proposing standardised tobacco packaging. The consultation paper also discusses measures to implement Norway's obligations under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 5.3 to protect public health policy from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry.

Standardization of personal connected health with Continua

New technology can help to improve health and care services and give people the opportunity to manage their own lives. To ensure that different solutions work together, the Norwegian Government introduces the standardization framework Continua on technology for personal connected health in Norway.

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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.


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