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About us

The Centre for Health and Development Murska Sobota (CHD) was established by the Institute of Public Health Murska Sobota with the support of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia in 2005 to promote research, education, investments in health and development, and sustainable development in the Pomurje region and beyond.

In 2009 the Centre for Health and Development Murska Sobota became a WHO Collaborating Centre for the mandate of four years with the programme to implement capacity building in the field of intersectoral investment in health. The main goal has been to share and transfer the good practices and capacity building activities to the Member State Healthcare Network in Southeast Europe in the fields of social determinants, reduction of health inequalities and intersectoral investment in health. In October 2014 the Centre for Health and Development Murska Sobota received new designation as World Health Organization's Collaborating Centre for Cross-sectoral Approaches to Health and Development for another four years.

The Centre for Health and Development Murska Sobota has built a capacity building network on reducing the health inequalities in Pomurje and beyond over the years, in accordance with the mission and vision of creating a better quality of life for all residents of Pomurje and beyond. It has been widely involved in many projects and programmes, connected with a number of partner organizations in Pomurje, Slovenia and Europe, gaining a lot of experience in various fields, such as investment for health and development, reduction of health inequalities, social determinants of health, sustainable tourism development, preservation of the cultural heritage, offering support to the local sustainable and self-sufficiency initiatives, and empowering the civil society in achieving a higher quality of life.

General information:

Name: Centre for Health and Development / Center za zdravje in razvoj Murska Sobota 
Name abbreviation: CHD / CZR Murska Sobota
Address: Ulica arhitekta Novaka 2b, 9000 Murska Sobota, Slovenia


Registration number.: 2084210
VAT number: SI 629 66 430
Transaction account at NLB: SI 02340 0255 11 0092
Transaction account at DBS: SI 19100 - 0010239374
Transaction account at NKBM: SI 04 8810002515923

The team

Peter Beznec, BSc

M: +386 (0)41 380 517

Areas of expertise: Head of the Centre for Health and Development Murska Sobota, project management, new product development, tourism development, development of the countryside, investment documentation

Ana Šabjan, BA
Project manager 

M: +386 (0)31 646 454

Areas of expertise: project management, short local chain development and networking, promotion of healthy nutrition, new product development, work with vulnerable groups

Alenka Glavač Geršanov, BA
Project manager

M: +386 (0)31 741 214

Areas of expertise: health promotion at the workplace, healthy lifestyle, local food supply in public institutions

Gregor Maučec, PhD
expert co-worker

M: +386 (0)31 417 536

Areas of expertise: international law, human rights law, research and project work in the field of intersectoral cooperation and reduction of inequalities in health