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Finland, Republic of

Capital: HelsinkiArea: 338.440 km2Population: 5.489.000Official Language: FinnishArmed Forces Personnel: 12.500Medical Officers: 42Military Hospitals / Institutes: 0/1Missions: multiple
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Surgeon General
Simo Siitonen
Brigadier General MC

Finnish Defence Forces
Defence Command
Fabianinkatu 2
P.O. BOX 919
00131 Helsinki
FINLAND

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.

Structure

Photo 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

Doctors
Dentists
Veterinarians
Pharmacist
Warrant Officers
Health care personnel
Others
64
10
8
3
15
240
49


Field Deployments

Lebanon (UNIFIL)
Afghanistan (RSM)
Mali (EUTM)
ATALANTA

Civil-Military Cooperation

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.

Section Defence Forces Dental Services

Shanghai, China

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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