About the Author
Päivi Sillanaukee is thematic ambassador for health and wellbeing at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland as part of a pilot program of cross-sectoral cooperation on global issues. She is currently on leave from her position as Director-General of the Department of Safety, Security and Health of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland. Her career has spanned over 20 years in the highest civil servant administrative positions both from government and public sector and she has worked to promote public health, social protection, and gender equality in the European Union and at global levels.
She has represented Finland in the WHO Executive Board since May 2018 and served as its first and third Vice Chair from May 2018 to May 2020. She is the co-chair of the Alliance for Health Security Cooperation (AHSC), a member of the Steering Group of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and a member of Health Advisory Board of the UN Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) Finland.
How Finland is leading the digital healthcare revolution
In our new episode with Managing board member Christoph Zindel, Päivi Sillanaukee, MD, Director General at the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, explains how the healthcare model in Finland operates, what kind of infrastructure it requires and how this actually encouraged digital innovation from its inception.
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