PIN for Health opens a Centre for Rural Health in Croatia
The Partnership-Information-Networking for Health (PIN for Health) is proud to announce the opening of the Centre for Rural Health in Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatia. After two years of research revealing the significant health problems that exist in rural areas, the Centre’s mission is to develop educational materials and methodologies for a network of professionals to help improve health and the quality of life of people in rural Croatia.
Concepts, the programme and projects addressing rural health were presented at the launch. The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the Minister of Health, the Public Health Institute of the Sisak-Moslavina County, the director of the Croatian Institute for Health Insurance and other distinguished guests. Students from the School of Medicine at University of Zagreb presented their survey results of the past two years, which pointed to the prevalence of chronic, non-communicable diseases, especially hypertension and diabetes. A professor of the Faculty of the Veterinary Medicine pointed to the hazards of zoonoses to residents of rural areas.
Photo 1 - Aleksandar Džakula, PhD, vice-president of the NGO PIN for Health, presented the mission of the Centre, gave a keynote speech and moderated the discussion.
Photo 2 - Assistant Minister of Health and adviser for strategic planning, Director of the Croatian Institute for Health Insurance, representatives of the Public Health Institute of the Sisak-Moslavina County, representative of the Faculty of the Veterinary Medicine and other distinguished guests at the opening.
Originally posted on 9 October 2012