Safety 2016 brochure

Safety 2016 World Conference - finding ways to promote safety and prevent injuries

One of the largest international conferences in its field, Safety 2016 – 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, takes places in Tampere Hall on 18–21 September 2016. Registration is open.
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It has been estimated that altogether half a million people have diabetes in Finland. The most common form of diabetes is type 2. Key factor in prevention of type 2 diabetes is sustained lifestyle change. Besides obesity, population ageing is one of the main drivers of increasing number of diabetic patients in Finland.

Bring up domestic violence

There are many kinds of violence in families and intimate relationships. It is often difficult to identify. Knowing about domestic violence helps professionals to identify violence and intervene.
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Chronic diseases

The site collates the information THL produces on the most common chronic disease in Finland. These include asthma and allergies, diabetes, memory disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. The site also includes practical tools, such as the FINRISK calculator which anyone can use to calculate their risk of cardiovascular diseases.
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SOTKAnet SOTKAnet Statistics and Indicator Bank contains comprehensive statistical information on welfare and health in Finland.
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TEAviisari TEAviisari is an online service that depicts municipalities' activity in promoting their inhabitants' health.


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News from THL International Affairs Latest from THL Centre for International Affairs and the field of health and social sector international development collaboration.


International affairs

International co-operation plays a key role in the daily work of  THL. THL's experts and researchers operate within the strategic frameworks of international acitivites set by the management group.

THL Centre for International Affairs is a non-profit, expert organisation specialised in health and social sector development.