Malta is situated by the Mediterranean Sea and is located south of Italy and north of Libya.
In 2012, the Ministry of Health in Malta initiated development of a national health system strategy for 2013 -2020 (NHSS) in order to meet the many challenges facing the health system in Malta.
These challenges include an ageing population, growing burden of noncommunicable and chronic diseases and environmental changes.ns.
Geographical size: 316 km2
Population: 425.384 (2014)
Population as % of total EU population: 0,1 % (2014)
GDP: â‚¬ 7.262 billion (2013)
Official EU language(s): Maltese, English
Political system: Parliamentary Republic
EU member country since: 1 May 2004
Seats in the European Parliament: 6
Currency: Eurozone member since 1 January 2008
Schengen area member? Yes, Schengen Area member since 21 December 2007
Presidency of the Council: Malta will hold the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time in 2017