Licentiate in medicine.
Medical officer Turku (Finland) Health Center, 1973. Assistant physician department pediatrics Helsinki (Finland) University Hospital, 1976-1980. Member of Parliament Finnish Parliament, since 1979.
Minister for social affairs and health Government of Finland, 1983-1987, 91—.
Member Turku City Council, 1973-1980. Chairman Council for Equality Between Men and Women, 1981-1987.
Married Pentti Manninen, 1991.