Ministry of Health (Poland)

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Ministry of Health
Ministerstwo Zdrowia

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Official governmental wall plaque

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Ministerial logotype
Agency overview
Headquarters ul. Miodowa 15, Warsaw
Agency executive
Parent agency Council of Ministers
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Main gate to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Poland

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Poland (Polish : Ministerstwo Zdrowia Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) is one of the Ministries of the Republic of Poland. Its current minister is Łukasz Szumowski.

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List of ministers

Ministry of Health (1918–1923)

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Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Health (1944–1945)

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Ministry of Health (1945–1960)

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Ministry of Health and Welfare (1960–1999)

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Ministry of Health (1999–present)

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Marian Czakański is a Polish politician and economist. He briefly served as Minister of Health in the government of Marek Belka (2004).

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