Strategic Goals

Response to the crisis – Lithuanian way

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania is an institution that exercises executive powers, carries out State administration functions established by the laws and other legal acts in the health care sector, and implements State policy in the health care sector.

Mission is to form and implement health policy that ensures public health, high quality health promotion activities, and rational use of resources.

Strategic goals of the Ministry of Health

Assurance of public health care by strengthening the health of the population, prevention and control of diseases. Improvement of public health care activities in compliance with the requirements of EU legal acts. Assurance of effective prevention of diseases, reduction of the morbidity and mortality of the population, giving special attention to the health care of pregnant women and infants, health preservation and improvement of children and youth. Reduction of morbidity from communicable and non-communicable diseases by removing them causing factors as well as reducing consequences that occur due to traumatic events and accidents.

Refining observation of public health and privity of population. Improvement of measures of fast and effective response to public health threats. Strengthening of public mental health promoting a social environment favourable to individuals. Active prevention of alcochol, drug addiction and other addictive disorders. Unification of primary individual and public health care. Improvement of methods of impact assessment on public health through development of public health monitoring.

Assurance of accessible and qualitative personal health care through improvement of the activities of health care institutions. Improvement of the safety and quality of individual health care services ensuring their compliance with EU standards and Lithuanian legislation. The goal is to create equal conditions for all citizens of the country to receive the necessary health care services. All health care services should be provided by juridical persons under the health care institutions requirements; all physical persons, who are providing health care services, should have appropriate qualification according EU standards. The goal is to insure operative and safe disease and condition diagnostic by providing pathological examination and expertises. Accessibility improvement of modern treatment methods, promotion of organs transplantation and blood donor ship. State control and expertise of personal health care services.

Strengthening of health care quality management, control of implementation of quality management and internal medicine audit systems. To ensure that only qualitative, safe, efficacious and affordable medicinal products are in the Lithuanian market.

Application of authorisation procedures of medicinal products during which their quality, safety and efficacy is assessed, strengthening of market control of medicinal products, implementation of compulsory provision of pharmaceutical services to patients, encouraging rational use of medicinal products. Improvement of the pricing and reimbursement system of medicines rationally using allocations that are assigned for medicine reimbursement.

Assurance of effective health care through improvement of administration and funding of the health system. Improvement of management, co-ordination and financing of the health care system, restructuring of the network of health care institutions according to national requirements and international practise. Creating of sufficient state, county and municipalities’ personal and public health care institutions system, anticipating public health services to public.

Providing of health care programmes. Improvement of administration of the health care system in order to use rationally EU and other funds allocated for improving of health care services providing, implementation of new and modern treatment methods and improvement of treatment process.

To execute active policy of staff planning. To ensure staff qualification and administrative competence upgrading.

Assurance of effective use of the funds for individual health care from the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund and appropriate representing interests of insured persons. Following the main principles of health insurance: proper administration of funds – more and better services,to improve equal financing of health care services for the entire population, to increase the efficiency of the health care system and to implement effective methods of the use of funds; to improve quality and accessibility of health care services by providing financial balance system, to promote implementation of modern technology, disease prevention and appropriate use of medicines.

Assurance of effective use of the funds for individual  health care from the budget of the Compulsory Health  Insurance Fund and appropriate representing interests of insured persons.

Following the main principles of health insurance: proper administration of funds – more and better services, to improve equal financing of health care services for the entire population, to increase the efficiency of the health care system and to implement effective methods of the use of funds; to improve quality and accessibility of health care services by providing financial balance system, to promote implementation of modern technology, disease prevention and appropriate use of medicines.

Last updated: 19-08-2015