Health inequalities in Slovenia

This report on health inequalities in Slovenia represents a significant advance in this field. The National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SORS), the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development (IMAD), the Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, the Centre for Health and Development Murska Sobota and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe were all involved in its preparation. The Ministry of Health and WHO made this publication possible as part of the activities agreed upon within the Biennial Collaborative Agreement 2010–2011 between WHO and the Republic of Slovenia. With this report, we wish to provide an insight into health inequalities in Slovenia, for the political, professional, and non-professional public, on the basis of currently available data. The primary purpose is to encourage discussion that will allow the creation of a vision, a development strategy, a framework for decreasing inequalities as well as one or more action plans to deal with health inequalities in Slovenia.