Denmark is a small country with over 5 million inhabitants; however, it is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. The Danish health care sector is dominated by the public sector and is financed by local and state taxes. Governed by a combination of national state institutions, regions and municipalities, the Danish health care system has democratically elected assemblies in all levels. The state level is responsible for legal framework for health care and coordinates and supervises the regional and municipal delivery of services. Hospitals are generally owned and operated by the regions.

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Providing life-changing hearing surgery in Greenland

A month after this life-changing treatment and device fitting, Asger is exploring a new world of sounds that most take for granted. He told his audiologist, “I can now hear the seagulls and ravens when I am out in town, but more importantly, I can hear the traffic. I can hear the cars and busses. Now I can look after myself”.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Regional Office for Europe
UN City
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Copenhagen Ø 2100
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Ministry of health

Ministry of Health and Senior Citizens
Holbergsgade 6
Copenhagen K 1057
Tel.: +45 72 26 90 00
Fax: +45 72 26 90 01

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