Riina Sikkut is the Minister of Health and Labour of the Republic of Estonia from 2 May 2018.
From early 2017, Riina Sikkut worked as the adviser of social and health policy in the Strategy Unit of the Government Office.
In 2011–2017, Sikkut was the health policy programme analyst at the socio-economic research centre Praxis and a programme manager in 2012–2013. Sikkut also worked at Praxis earlier: as a research assistant in 2003–2004 and 2005.
In 2008–2009, Sikkut worked at Swedbank.
In 2005–2008, Riina Sikkut worked at the Ministry of Finance.
Sikkut, born on 12 January 1983, has graduated from the Vinni-Pajusti High School. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in economy from the University of Tartu. In 2010, she became Master of Science in health policy upon graduating from the University of London in the United Kingdom.
The Minister of Health and Labour's area of responsibilty includes
The Minister of Health and Labour's area of responsibilty includes the following institutions
equal treatment and equality between women and men.
Agency of Medicines,
The National Institute for Health Development,
Estonian Health Insurance Fund,
Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre,
The North Estonia Medical Centre,
Haapsalu Neurological Rehabilitation Centre,
Tartu University Hospital,
Sillamäe Rehabilitation Center for Drug Addicts.
The Minister of Health and Labour is the member of Töötukassa (Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund) council and the chairman of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund board.