Ministry of Health (Croatia)

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Ministry of Health
Ministarstvo zdravlja
Agency overview
Formed 31 May 1990
Jurisdiction Government of Croatia
Headquarters Ksaver 200a, Zagreb
Annual budget 26.6 billion HRK (2010)[1]
Minister responsible Siniša Varga
Website mzss.hr

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Ministarstvo zdravlja) is the ministry in the Government of Croatia which is in charge of health care and welfare.

List of ministers[edit]

The ministry in its current form came into existence in 2003 in the Cabinet of Ivo Sanader I, resulting from the merger of the earlier Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. Both ministries had been originally formed in 1990, although they had changed forms and names several times during the 1990s. Below are lists of ministers of who headed both portfolios before the 2003 merger.

Ministers of Social Welfare (1990–2003)[edit]

  • From May 1990 to March 1991 the ministry in charge of social welfare was called Ministry of Labour, Veteran and Disability Issues (Ministarstvo rada, boračkih i invalidskih pitanja) and was headed by Marin Črnja.
  • In March 1991 the ministry was renamed Ministry of Labour, Social Welfare and Family (Ministarstvo rada, socijalne skrbi i obitelji) and Bernardo Jurlina was appointed head of the renamed ministry.
  • In the Cabinet of Nikica Valentić which was inaugurated in April 1993 the ministry's name was shortened to Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.
Minister Party Term start Term end
Marin Črnja Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 31 May 1990 4 March 1991
Bernardo Jurlina Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 4 March 1991 15 April 1992
Josip Juras Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 15 April 1992 12 October 1993
Ivan Parać Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 12 October 1993 27 January 1995
Joso Škara Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 27 January 1995 27 January 2000
Davorko Vidović Social Democratic Party (SDP) 27 January 2000 23 December 2003

Ministers of Health (1990–2003)[edit]

Minister Party Term start Term end
Andrija Hebrang Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 30 May 1990 12 August 1992
Juraj Njavro Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 12 August 1992 12 October 1993
Andrija Hebrang Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 12 October 1993 14 May 1998
Željko Reiner Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 14 May 1998 27 January 2000
Ana Stavljenić-Rukavina Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) 27 January 2000 23 October 2001
Andro Vlahušić Croatian People's Party (HNS) 22 November 2001 23 December 2003

Ministers of Health and Social Welfare (2003–2011)[edit]

In the Cabinet of Ivo Sanader I in December 2003 the ministry was broken up and merged with two other ministries:

Minister Party Term start Term end
Andrija Hebrang Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 23 December 2003 15 February 2005
Neven Ljubičić Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 16 February 2005 12 January 2008
Darko Milinović Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 12 January 2008 23 December 2011

Ministers of Health (2011–present)[edit]

In the Cabinet of Zoran Milanović, formed in December 2011, the social welfare portfolio was taken over by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth.

Minister Party Term start Term end
Rajko Ostojić Social Democratic Party (SDP) 23 December 2011 11 June 2014
Siniša Varga Social Democratic Party (SDP) 11 June 2014 Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Odluka o proglašenju državnog proračuna za 2010. godinu" (in Croatian). Narodne novine. 2 December 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 

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