Juraj Njavro (2 July 1938 – 15 September 2008) was a Croatian medical doctor and politician.
|1st Minister of Family, Veterans' Affairs and Intergenerational solidarity|
19 December 1997 – 27 January 2000
|Prime Minister||Zlatko Mateša|
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Ivica Pančić|
|Minister of Health|
12 August 1992 – 13 October 1993
|Prime Minister||Hrvoje Šarinić (1992–1993)|
Nikica Valentić (1993)
|Preceded by||Andrija Hebrang|
|Succeeded by||Andrija Hebrang|
|Born||2 July 1938|
Neum, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|Died||15 September 2008 (aged 70)|
|Political party||Croatian Democratic Union|
|Alma mater||University of Zagreb|
(School of Medicine)
He served as a surgeon Vukovar's hospital during the city's intense siege within the Croatian War of Independence. He continued to work in the hospital right up until the fall of the city to Serb forces. Njavro was subsequently imprisoned and taken to the Sremska Mitrovica camp in Serbia. In late 1991 Njavro was released as part of a prisoner exchange.
He took part in Croatia's first post-independence parliamentary elections in 1992 and was elected as a member of the Croatian Democratic Union. From August 12, 1992 to October 12, 1993 he served as Croatia's Minister of Health. He served as a minister without portfolio from October 12, 1993 to November 7, 1995, won reelection in 1995, and served again without portfolio from November 13, 1996 to December 19, 1997. From December 19, 1997 to January 27, 2000 he served as Minister of Defenders from the Homeland War. He was reelected again in 2000 and retired in 2003.
Njavro wrote a book about his internment during the war entitled Glava dolje, ruke na leđa. After his retirement he served as the president of the Association of Croatian volunteer doctors 1990–1991.
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| Minister of Health
| Minister of Veterans' Affairs