Leading partner

The National Institute for Health Development (NIHD) is the leading partner of project "Empowering Public Health System and Civil Society to Fight Tuberculosis Epidemic Among Vulnerable Groups – TUBIDU".

NIHD was founded in May 2003 by uniting three institutions: Experimental and Clinical Medicine Institute, Estonian Centre for Health, and Public Health and Social Training Centre.

NIHD is a government established research and development institution which collects, incorporates and provides reliable nationwide information from several sources on the health of Estonian population.

Our aim is to create and spread knowledge on health and to influence health behaviour and health factors, in order to increase the well-being of Estonian population and help them live long and healthy.

We are involved in public health scientific research and development and implementation of programmes and activities on promotion of health and disease prevention.

We are also responsible for Estonian national health statistics and administration of five population-based registries and databases.

Our main areas of activity are:

  • study and evaluation of population's state of health and health factors
  • health promotion
  • organization of health- and social services
  • counselling and influencing the health policy.

NIHD includes:

  • administration
  • 12 research and development departments
  • five national medical registries and databases
  • Training and Knowledge Centre.

NIHD is a cooperation partner of the World Health Organization and the European Union public health programmes and projects.