The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) studies and monitors - and develops measures to promote - the well-being and health of the population in Finland. We gather and produce information based on research and statistics. We also provide expertise and solutions, which our stakeholders can use in support of their decision-making and other work.
We are an independent, expert agency working under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.
More than 800 articles by THL are published in scientific journals each year. Half of these are international joint articles.