The Ministry of Health of Cyprus is responsible for the organization of the health care system and the provision of state-financed health care services.
The Council of Ministers has overall responsibility for the state s role in the social protection and health care system. Overall, chronic diseases dominate communicable diseases.
At the 2013 World Health Assembly, sustainable reform of the health system was the main focus of a bilateral meeting between WHO/Europe and the Ministry.
Geographical size: 9.251 km2
Population: 858.000 (2014)
Population as % of total EU population: 0,2 % (2014)
GDP: â‚¬ 16.503 billion (2013)
Official EU language(s): Greek
Political system: Presidential Republic
EU member country since: 1 May 2004
Seats in the European Parliament: 6
Currency: Eurozone member since 1 January 2008
Schengen area member? No, Cyprus is not a member of the Schengen Area
Presidency of the Council: Cyprus has held the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU once, in 2012