Estonia

National Institute for Health and Development

(Tervise Arengu Instituut)

Tel: +372 659 3900

Hiiu 42, 11619

Tallinn, Estonia

Annika Veimer - Director
http://www.tai.ee

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Institute Profile

The mission of the National Institute for Health and Development (NIHD) is to promote the health of the Estonian population and raise the quality of life through knowledge-based development and applied research activities. The NIHD was established in 2003 as a governmental organization under the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia. The institute is responsible for implementation of the following ongoing strategies and projects:

  • National Tuberculosis Prevention Programme 2004-2007  
  • National Strategy on Prevention of Drug Abuse 2005-2012
  • National Strategy for Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases 2005-2020
  • National HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategy 2006-2015
  • National Programme for Public Health Research and Development 1999-2009
  • National Children’s Rights’ Strategy
  • National Cancer Prevention Strategy 2007-2015

NIHD also carries out programs involving health promotion and capacity building as well as projects funded by the European Union, the Global Fund, and the World Health Organization.

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Estonia Facts

POPULATION:

1,340,000

SIZE:

45,228 sq km

GDP (USD):

$22.2 billion

AVERAGE INCOME:

$19,320

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:

- Coronary Heart Disease
- Cancers
- Stroke
- Hypertension
- Liver Disease

INFANT MORTALITY:

4 deaths/1,000 live births

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:

Male: 70 
Female: 80

 


Source: WHO, World Bank, World Health Rankings