Agency for Health and Prevention

Agency of Health and Prevention
Styrelsen for Sundhed og Forebyggelse
Postboks 1001
3900 Nuuk

Contact for this partner is
Thomas Lund Johansen


(+299) 34 40 00
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Agency of Health and Prevention is responsible for the overall management and administration of the national hospital in Nuuk and the health care institutions all over Greenland in order to ensure quality and service in health care offers to the Greenlandic people. Core activities are the overall economic control, IT function for all Greenlandic health care institutions including telemedicine, HR functions for the entire Greenlandic health care workforce, overall control with buildings and equipment and pilot nation guidelines and project within health care and prevention.

The national health care systems is serving a population of approximately 56,000 inhabitants and covers both primary and secondary sector as well as dental service. Greenland is divided into five regions, all with regional hospitals, health care centres, dental clinics, nursing stations and settlement stations. The general hospital, Queen Ingrids Hospital, is placed in Nuuk and offers specialized treatment. Highly specialised treatment takes place in Copenhagen. Here the Agency for Health and Prevention runs a patient hotel for Greenlandic patients completely organised with nursing staff, social workers and interpreters.


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