Slovenia 2024: Marjeta Peperko | National Institute of Public Health

Delegate: Marjeta Peperko

Affiliation: National Institute of Public Health

Short Bio: National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) is the major national institution for investigation and protection of health as well as for increasing the level of health of population of Slovenia. Its professional area covers all public health fields from laboratory activities to health promotion and mental hygiene.

Activity:

  • Prepared a press release on 15th March, which we co-created together with experts in Sleep Medicine, clinical psychologists, representatives of the Ministry of Health, the Faculty of Economics, the Slovenian Neuroscience Association and the Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. It was published on the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) website and forwarding through our networks.

  • Organized free videoconference Children and sleep with 492 participants to celebrate the World Sleep Day and published recordings on NIJZ website and forwarding through our networks

  • Prepared a clickable e-leaflet >> Sleep health for all<< which follows the slogan of this year’s World Sleep Day in a popular way. It is primarily intended for educational institutions and provides easy access to all sleep content published on the NIJZ website website, including video content.

  • Participated in the 16th Cultural Bazaar with more than 40 events, where we gave a short introductory presentation on sleep in the round table “How to put your child to sleep in a healthy way” and later took part in a round table discussion.

  • Organized an informative and advisory sleep stand at the health fair Altermed & Flora in Celje, which took place on March 15. The fair took place within the scope of the March Fairs with over 19,000 visitors.

  • Organized an informative and advisory sleep stand at the World Health Day event in Novo mesto and Celje.

  • Several publications in local media

  • Posts on NIJZ and Dober tek Slovenija social networks about the importance of sleep, activities and recommendations for good sleep.

Location: Slovenia

Date of Activity: March, April 2024

Submitted by: Marjeta Peperko