Health Programs

Departments Health Programs

GDCK Zagreb is engaged in raising and improving the health culture of the population and participates in the promotion of health protection.

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For more about health programs contact us at:

Red Cross Zagreb
Ilica 223, 10000 Zagreb
tel: 3778-236
fax: 3770-681


Diabetes Prevention and Early Detection Program

In the Republic of Croatia, and of course in the City of Zagreb, there is an increasing number of people with diabetes between the ages of 18 and 65. Diabetes is a disease of modern society with a high tendency to grow among the working population. A leading public health problem is the cost of treating complications and illness and the cost of long-term sickness benefits. The number of newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus in the Republic of Croatia is steadily increasing, thus increasing the burden on health. Today, around 300,000 people suffer from diabetes in the Republic of Croatia, and it is estimated that more than 42% of people do not know they have Diabetes mellitus. Therefore, it is important to detect increased blood sugar levels before complications develop.
The resolution on diabetes adopted at the session of the Croatian Parliament on June 17, 2011 emphasizes the importance of diabetes and the burden it presents, and requires all relevant institutions, economic operators, the media and associations to be more actively involved in the prevention, early detection of treatment and rehabilitation in within the limits of their capabilities and the resources available to them in such a way as to enable their primary business.


Health Education Program

According to the Law on the Protection of the Population from Infectious Diseases, (Editorial consolidated text, Official Gazette, Nos. 79/07, 113/08 and 43/09), the municipalities, municipalities and cities are obliged to ensure the implementation of measures for protection of the population against infectious diseases prescribed by this Law, and the means for their implementation, as well as expert supervision over the implementation of these measures.
According to the Statute, GDCK Zagreb deals with raising and enhancing the health culture of the population and participates in the promotion of health protection and for that purpose designs and implements preventive activities for the purpose of improving the health status of the population and participates in health and social national programs and organizes protection units in accordance with its capabilities. (Art. 3 of the Statute of the GDCK Zagreb) .According to the opinion of the City Office for Education, Culture and Sports on the Health Education Program for third grade students of primary schools (CLASS: 602-02 / 06-01 / 0058, REG. NO: 561-01 / 8-06 -1, ZAGREB, 03/01/2006


Lung Disease Prevention and Early Detection Program

The second most common form of cancer occurring among the population of the Republic of Croatia (just behind colon cancer) is lung and respiratory cancer (3056 newly ill in 2012). In Croatia, men are most likely to suffer from lung and respiratory cancer (18.51 percent of newly ill).
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a significant public health problem in the world because the number of patients with
deaths on the rise .. More than 600 million people suffer from COPD worldwide. COPD was the sixth leading cause of death in the world in 1990, and is expected to be the third leading cause of death by 2020. Today, COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the world, including in Croatia, after coronary, cerebrovascular and malignant diseases.


The Croatian Red Cross as a movement accomplishes its humanitarian goals and tasks in the field of protection and promotion of health, social care, health and humanitarian education and is committed to respecting international humanitarian law and protection of human rights. goals and actions of general interest, is part of the Croatian Red Cross and operates in the Zagreb area on the basis of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and has the status of a county society.