Andrija Štampar

Andrija Štampar (1 September, 1888 – 26 June, 1958) was a distinguished scholar in the field of social medicine from Croatia. Andrija Štampar founded School of Public Health in Zagreb in 1927. He made the constitution of the World Health Organization and in 1948 chaired the First World Health Assembly in Geneva. At the 8th regular session of WHO in Mexico City, in 1955, Štampar was awarded the Leon Bernard Foundation Prize and Medal, the greatest international recognition of merit in the field of social medicine. His definition of health – health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease is still respected today.

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