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.
Geographical size: 56.594 km2
Population: 4.246.700 (2014)
Population as % of total EU population: 0,8 % (2014)
GDP: â‚¬ 43.127 billion (2013)
Official EU language(s): Croatian
Political system: Parliamentary Republic
EU member country since: 1 July 2013
Seats in the European Parliament: 11
Currency: Croatian Kuna HRK
Schengen area member? No, Croatia is not a member of the Schengen Area
Presidency of the Council: Croatia has so far not held the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU
|Total population (2013)||4.290.000|
|Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2013)||20.370|
|Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2012)||75/81|
|Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births, 0)||not available|
|Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population, 2012)||135/58|
|Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2012)||1.410|
|Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2012)||6,8 %|