Mr. sc. Vesna Bosanac, dr.med.
Category: Philanthropy Country: Republic of Croatia
Vesna is a pediatrician and Director of the General County Hospital and Croatian Veterans Hospital in Vukovar where she has lived since 1950 and has worked since 1973. As hospital chief during the War Aggression Vesna ran the hospital until the occupation of Vukovar on November 20, 1991 when she was imprisoned and remained in captivity in Sremska Mitrovica and Belgrade until December 13, 1991 when she was released as an exchanged prisoner of war. From 1992 she works in the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia as a humanitarian advisor and the director of Vukovar Medical Center in exile. From 1993 to 1996 she works as a consultant for cooperation with UNICEF and the World Health Organization, on programs for helping children, displaced persons and refugees. In 1997 she began to oversee the peaceful reintegration of the Croatian Danube Region. Since 2008 she has been the president of the Association of Croatian doctor volunteers 1990-1991. In 1992 she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.