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Child holding a blister pack.

Who should medicate children?

For guardians of children with a long-term illness, starting school may be a worrying time. Children may not be able to manage their medication themselves, but there is no legislation to oblige teachers to take care of medication. 

  • Health and well-being
  • Text Nina Venhe | Photos Mostphotos and Bettiina Lievonen

The responsibility for these matters is not stated clearly.

Piia Siitonen

University Lecturer

Adult helping a child  to use an asthma inhaler.

The purpose of medicine education is to provide more information on medicines and how to use them correctly.

Sirpa Kärkkäinen

Senior University Lecturer

Table of children's long-term diseases in Finland.
Source: Siponen et al. BMC Public Health 11:457, 2011