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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.
Finnish is a Finnic language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland and by ethnic Finns outside Finland. Finnish is one of the two official languages of Finland ; Finnish is also an official minority language in Sweden. In Sweden, both Standard Finnish and Meänkieli, a Finnish dialect, are spoken. The Kven language, a dialect of Finnish, is spoken in Northern Norway by a minority group of Finnish descent.
Swedish is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden, and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to some extent with Danish, although the degree of mutual intelligibility is largely dependent on the dialect and accent of the speaker. Both Norwegian and Danish are generally easier for Swedish speakers to read than to listen to because of difference in accent and tone when speaking. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It has the most speakers of the North Germanic languages.
The Finnish government is the executive branch and cabinet of Finland, which directs the politics of Finland and is the main source of legislation proposed to the Parliament. In the incumbent Sipilä Cabinet, the government comprises 17 ministers leading 12 ministries under collective ministerial responsibility and representing Finland in the Council of the European Union.
The Sipilä Cabinet's incumbent Minister of Social Affairs and Health is Pirkko Mattila of the Blue Reform.
The cabinet of Juha Sipilä was the 74th government of Finland. It was formed following the parliamentary election of 2015 and formally appointed by President Sauli Niinistö on 29 May 2015. Since June 2017, the cabinet has consisted of a coalition formed by the Centre Party, Blue Reform and the National Coalition Party. The cabinet's Prime Minister was Juha Sipilä.
Pirkko Mattila is a Finnish politician in the Blue Reform party and a current Member of the Finnish Parliament for Oulu electoral district. She was elected member of the parliament of Finland on 17 April 2011 in the general election. Mattila replaced Hanna Mäntylä who resigned from the position of Minister of Social Affairs and Health in 2016. With this change Pirkko Mattila got a minister post regarding the implementations of Negative Income Tax in Finland.
Blue Reform is a Finnish conservative political party.
The longest serving Ministers of Social Affairs and Health have been Paula Risikko (2,624 days from 2007 to 2014), Liisa Hyssälä (2,595 days from 2003 to 2010), Sinikka Mönkäre (2,355 days from 1995 to 2005), Tyyne Leivo-Larsson (1,836 days from 1948 to 1958) and Eeva Kuuskoski (1,821 days from 1983 to 1992).
Paula Risikko is a Finnish politician. She is from Seinäjoki and represents the National Coalition Party. Risikko has previously served as the Minister of Social Services 2011–2014 and Minister of Transport and Local Government 2014–2015.
Liisa Marja Hyssälä is a retired Finnish politician of the Centre Party. She was a member of the Parliament of Finland from 1995 to 2010 and the minister of social affairs and health from 2003 to 2010. She was the General Director of Kela from 2010 to 2016.
Taru Sinikka Mönkäre is a Finnish politician who served as minister in different cabinets of Finland.
Tarja Kaarina Halonen is a Finnish politician who served as the 11th President of Finland, and the first woman to hold the position, from 2000 to 2012. She first rose to prominence as a lawyer with the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), and as the Prime Minister's parliamentary secretary (1974-1975) and a member of the City Council of Helsinki (1977-1996). Halonen was a Social Democratic Party member of parliament from 1979 until her election to the presidency in 2000. She also served as a minister at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health from 1987 to 1990, as Minister of Justice from 1990 to 1991, and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 2000.
Taisto Kalevi Sorsa was a Finnish politician who served as Prime Minister of Finland three times: 1972–1975, 1977–1979 and 1982–1987. At the time of his death he still held the record for most days of incumbency as prime minister. He was also a long-time leader of the Social Democratic Party of Finland.
Cai-Göran Alexander Stubb is a Finnish politician who served as the Prime Minister of Finland from 2014 to 2015. He rose to politics as a researcher specialized in the affairs of the European Union and was elected to the European Parliament in 2004 as a member of the National Coalition Party. In 2008, Stubb was appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs following a scandal surrounding his predecessor, Ilkka Kanerva. In 2011 Stubb stood for election to the Finnish Parliament for the first time and was elected MP with the second highest vote count in the election, which led to Stubb becoming the Minister for Europe and Foreign Trade in Jyrki Katainen's cabinet.
Paavo Matti Väyrynen is a Finnish veteran politician and a member of the Finnish Parliament, representing the Seven Star Movement and formerly the Citizen's Party and Centre Party. Väyrynen has been a member of the Finnish Parliament previously from 1970 to 1995 and again from 2007 to 2011 and has held many ministerial portfolios. He has also been a Member of the European Parliament from 1995 to 2007, and again from 2014 to 2018.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Finland are some of the most progressive in the world. According to an annual ILGA report, Finnish LGBT legislation is among the most extensive and developed legislations in Europe. Compared to fellow Nordic countries it ranks at the top, outranked only by neighbouring Norway. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity have been legal in Finland since 1971 with "promotion" thereof decriminalized and the age of consent equalized in 1999, and homosexuality declassified as an illness in 1981. Discrimination based on sexual orientation in areas such as employment, the provision of goods and services, etc, was criminalized in 1995 and discrimination based on gender identity in 2005.
Kaarle Väinö Voionmaa was a Finnish professor, diplomat, member of the parliament of Finland, senator, minister and chancellor. He also was one of the most influential politicians during the early times of independent Republic of Finland. He was a Social Democrat.
Healthcare in Finland consists of a highly decentralized three-level publicly-funded healthcare system and a much smaller private sector. Although the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has the highest decision-making authority, the municipalities are responsible for providing healthcare to their residents.
The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development is one of the 17 ministerial portfolios represented in the Finnish Government. The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development is one of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' three ministerial positions; the other two are the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Nordic Cooperation. The incumbent Minister for Foreign Trade and Development for the Sipilä Cabinet is Anne-Mari Virolainen of the National Coalition Party.
The National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health is a centralised body operating under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland. Its statutory purpose is to supervise and provide guidance to healthcare and social services providers, alcohol administration authorities and environmental health bodies and to manage related licensing activities.
The Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare (MSCBS) is the department of the Government of Spain responsible for proposing and executing the government policy on health, planning and providing healthcare and protecting consumers. Likewise, it is responsible for proposing and executing the government policy on social cohesion and inclusion, family, protection of minors, youth and of care for dependent or disabled persons. The Ministry is headquartered in the Paseo del Prado in Madrid, opposite the Prado Museum.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is one of the ministries of the Finnish Government. The ministry implements industry, labor, and local development policies.
Annika Virpi Irene Saarikko is a Finnish politician and minister. She is the vice chairman of the Finnish Centre Party (Keskusta).
Juha Tapani Rehula is a Finnish politician and the vice chairman of the Finnish Centre Party. Rehula worked as the Minister of Social Affairs and Health in Finland between 2010–2011 and Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services 2015–2017. He was a member of the Finnish Parliament from 1996 until 2019.
Laura Kaarina Räty is a Finnish politician, former Minister of Social Affairs and Health and a business director at the Finnish private hospital corporate group Terveystalo.
Hanna Katariina Mäntylä is a Finnish politician and the former Minister of Social Affairs and Health. She represented the Finns Party until June 2017 and was the second deputy chairwoman of the party. She was elected to the Parliament from Lapland in 2011. She maintained her seat in the 2015 parliamentary election. She was appointed Minister of Social Affairs and Health in May 2015.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is a Finnish government ministry tasked with the planning and implementation of policies regarding the social affairs and health of the inhabitants of Finland. The ministry includes two ministers: the Minister of Social Affairs and Health and the Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services.
The Minister of Employment is one of the 17 ministerial portfolios represented in the Finnish Government. Finland's Minister of Employment leads the Employment and Entrepreneurship and the Working Life and Markets departments at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
The Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sport is one of the Finnish Government's ministerial positions.
The Minister of Economic Affairs is one of the Finnish Government's ministerial positions. Along with the Minister of Employment and the Minister of Housing, Energy and the Environment, the Minister of Economic Affairs is located within the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
The Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services is one of the Finnish Government's ministerial portfolios. The ministerial position is located, along with the Minister of Social Affairs and Health, within the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.