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Minister of Health
Milojka KOLAR CELARC
Milojka Kolar Celarc graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana in 1977. She is a certified auditor and certified tax examiner. She is also a certified business valuator.
Milojka Kolar Celarc is a specialist of health-care and financial systems. In 2013, she cooperated in the working group at the Ministry of Health on amending health-care legislation. Between 2011 and 2013, she was President of the Management Board of the health insurance company Vzajemna. Prior to this, she was a member of, and an assistant to, the management board of the same company. As an experienced tax system expert and certified auditor, she worked as Head of the Internal Audit Centre at the Sava Re Group. During 1994–2000 and 2003–2005, she was the State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance responsible for the tax and customs system, the budget revenue of the Republic of Slovenia, budget inspection and internal auditing. She successfully managed the projects of introducing VAT in the Republic of Slovenia and the project of establishing a single tax administration.
As Minister of Health, she will endeavour to strengthen the public health-care system to provide the citizens with quick and high-quality health-care services.
Nina Pirnat, M.D., graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 1990; she later specialised in epidemiology, and completed her post-graduate studies in hospital hygiene. During her studies, she received the Prešeren Award for her research work.
Nina Pirnat, M.D., has long experience of working in various fields of public health. She started her professional career at Ljubljana Institute of Public Health, where she first worked in the epidemiology clinic (including the treatment of passengers) and then as head of the infectious diseases epidemiology service. In 2002, she became head of the Centre for Hygiene and Health Ecology at Ljubljana Institute of Public Health; in 2004, she was appointed advisor to the Director of the Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia. At the Institute, she ran the unit for the supply and distribution of medicinal products responsible for the provision of all vaccines and antimalarials in Slovenia. During Slovenia's EU Council Presidency, Nina Pirnat was acting director of the Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia.
Prior to her appointment to the office of State Secretary at the Ministry of Health, she was the head of the Centre for Health Ecology at the National Institute of Public Health.
Ana MEDVED MD PhD
Ana Medved MD PhD graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 2001 and then completed a specialisation in general surgery. A master's degree in Management and Organisation followed in 2006, after which she further advanced her studies in this field with a doctorate in 2014.
Dr Medved began her professional career at Trbovlje General Hospital, which is also where she completed her specialisation in general surgery. She was Medical Director of Trbovlje General Hospital from 2011 to 2016. During this period she was responsible for leading the professional development of the hospital in accordance with its interests and capabilities. After leaving Trbovlje General Hospital
in 2016, she took up a position as Product Manager at Krka d.d., where she remained until joining the Ministry of Health.
She was appointed State Secretary at the Ministry of Health on 30 March 2017.