Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic (PHA SR)
The Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic falls under the Ministry of Health that controls the provision of public health services in the Slovak Republic. The scope of PHA SR is enshrined in the law on the protection, promotion and development of public health, which establishes the organisation, and provision of public health services in Slovakia. The role of providing public health services is undertaken by PHA SR and 36 regional public health authorities. PHA SR is responsible for implementing national public health programmes. In 1999, the Government adopted the “Programme for the Improvement of the Nutrition of the Population in the Slovak Republic”, a national prevention programme aimed at improving the nutritional status and overall health of the population of the Slovak Republic. This programme, which was updated in December 2008, plays an important role in establishing cooperation and partnerships with a view to promoting a healthier diet among targeted populations.