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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The North Karelia Project changed the health landscape in Finland and worldwide

The North Karelia Project is one of the most successful large-scale intervention projects in the world. Global Heart published a theme issue in June that focuses on experiences gained in Finland on the prevention and study of cardiovascular disease.

Shelters for victims of domestic violence open 24/7

The story of little Elina and her family tells how the Finnish shelters for victims of domestic violence work: How one can apply for a shelter, what happens in the shelter, and how is the family supported thereafter?
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Injury prevention

Accidental injuries, suicides and violence are a major public health problem. Accidental injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in Finland. They constitute a major public health and safety issue. Majority of the deaths caused by accidents take place at home or during leisure time.
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Eating together - food recommendations for families with children
Eating together - food recommendations for families with children


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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.