The WHO Country Office in Slovakia was established in 1994 in Bratislava to support WHO s work in the country and provide leadership in advocacy, partnership and representation, policy development and technical cooperation.

The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Slovakia and consists of two staff members. In 2013, Slovakia successfully reduced the tuberculosis rate to 6.4 cases per 100 000 population and is entering the elimination phase.


Capital: Bratislava
Geographical size: 49.036 km2
Population: 5.415.949 (2014)
Population as % of total EU population: 1,1 % (2014)
GDP: € 72.134 billion (2013)
Official EU language(s): Slovak
Political system: Parliamentary Republic
EU member country since:  1 May 2004
Seats in the European Parliament: 13
Currency: Eurozone member since 1 January 2009
Schengen area member? Yes, Schengen Area member since 21 December 2007
Presidency of the Council:  Slovakia will hold the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time in 2016

Total population (2013) 5.450.000
Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2013) 25.500
Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2012) 72/80
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) 168/67
Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2012) 1.977
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2012) 7,8 %