The WHO Country Office, Slovenia was re-established in February 2007 in Ljubljana to design and deliver WHO programmes in consultation with the Slovene authorities. The Office is the focal point for WHO activities and consists of 2 staff members. Its role is to respond to requests to support policy-making for sustainable health development. For instance, on World No Tobacco Day 2013, Slovenia reaffirmed its commitment to reduce tobacco use and thus reducing the 3600 tobacco deaths the country suffers each year.

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WHO Regional Director visits Slovenia

Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director of WHO/Europe, made an official visit to Slovenia on 29–30 October 2015. At a meeting in Vila Podrožnik, organized by Ms Milojka Kolar-Celarc, Minister of Health of Slovenia, the Regional Director met with Mr Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia, and Mr Dušan Mramor, the Minister of Finance.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Slovenia
Trubarjeva c. 2
Ljubljana SI-1000
Tel.: +386 1 244 15 85, +386 5 996 95 31
Fax: +386 1 244 15 84

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
Štefanova 5
Ljubljana SI-1000
Tel.: +386 1 478 6094; +386 1 478 6003, +386 1 478 6036; +386 31 395288 mob
Fax: +386 1 251 6641

Areas of work

The 2014–2015 priorities for collaboration with Slovenia are:
  • control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases
  • promotion of health throughout the life-course
  • health systems strengthening
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Total health expenditure as% of gross domestic product (as of 2011)

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