The WHO Country Office, Croatia was founded in Zagreb in November 1992 in order to provide support for policy-making on sustainable health development. The Country Office works to assess the health needs and priorities in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. In addition, it works to identify priority areas for WHO collaboration and implementation along with coordinating WHO input to the national health authorities. In 2012, the first ever organ transplant in Montenegro took place with the leadership of the Croatia Regional Health Development Centre.

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WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Croatia
Radnicka cesta 41
SPAZ Building, 2nd fl.
Zagreb 10000
Tel.: +385 1 2329618
Fax: +385 1 2329619

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
Ksaver 200a
Zagreb 10000
Tel.: +385 1 4607555, +385 1 4607502
Fax: +385 1 4677091

Areas of work

The 2014–2015 priorities for collaboration with Croatia are:
  • control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases
  • control and prevention of communicable diseases
  • promotion of health throughout the life-course
  • health systems strengthening
  • strengthening of preparedness, surveillance and response
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Data and statistics


Life expectancy at birth in years (as of 2011)

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