Finland, Republic of
Brigadier General MC
P.O. BOX 919
Basic Task of the Military Medical Service
To organize health care and create the readiness of joint medical resources for Army, Air Force and Navy for national and international missions of the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF). The Medical Service belongs to Logistics.
The Centre for Military Medicine is responsible for organizing the Defence Forces’ primary health care, specialist health care and medical logistics services, training and environmental health. The Centre acts also as the research Centre for Military Medicine, field, catastrophe and CB medicine.
The Centre for Military Medicine has two units:
Field Medicine Service Unit operates 18 garrison-based health centres, an Aeromedical Centre and a Diving Medical Centre, which provide health care, training, selection and examinations, and R&T services for the Defence Forces and its personnel and conscripts.
The Special Adviser Unit consists of the Emergency Care and Simulation Section, Environmental Health Section, Research and Development Department and Military Pharmacy.
Number of Medical Service Personnel
Health care personnel
Strategic partnership with 14 national hospital districts (specialist health care of conscripts, logistics of material and medicines). Chemical and Biological medical threat centres in cooperation with national authorities.
Cooperation with the National Emergency Supply Agency to create readiness of medical material and medicines during crisis.
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SDFDS is the Section Defence Forces Dental Services from the FDI. Every year prior to the FDI annual congress we organize an annual meeting. This meeting contains of a cultural day and a scientific program of 2 days, in which international military dentists share their experiences, challenges and latest developments.
The next meeting will be from 29 AUG-1SEPT in Shanghai, China