Minister of Social Affairs and Health (Finland)

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The Minister of Social Affairs and Health (Finnish : sosiaali- ja terveysministeri, Swedish : social- och hälsovårdsminister) is one of the Finnish Government's ministerial positions. The minister is one of two portfolios associated with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health; the other one is the Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services. [1]

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References

  1. "Minister of Social Affairs and Health - Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services". Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  2. "Ministerit ministeriössä". Valtioneuvosto (in Finnish). Retrieved 2018-03-24.