The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina of the SEE Health Network (SEEHN) (health authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina shall be understood as Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federal Ministry of Health, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Republic of Srpska and Department of Health and Other Services of Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina), its Executive Committee and Secretariat are pleased to make this advanced announcement of the 37th Plenary of the SEEHN and High Level Pre-forum Event. 

The Event  is called by H.E. Mr. Adil Osmanovic, President of the SEEHN, Minister of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and will be held on 28-29 June 2016 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The 37th Plenary of the SEEHN and High Level Pre-Forum Meeting is the most important event that will lead the SEE Governments and health professionals to a successful Fourth SEE Health Ministerial Forum in November 2016 in Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova. The Fourth Health Ministerial Forum is the next cornerstone of the regional cooperation for public health and well-being in South East Europe and it aims to further direct the political and technical collaboration that would benefit from a closer partnership between the SEE countries, members of this network.

The focus of the Fourth Forum and, respectfully, of the 37th Plenary Meeting of the SEEHN and High Level Pre-Forum Event  in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina is “Health, Wellbeing and Prosperity in South East Europe in the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030”.

The Forum and the 37th Plenary of the SEEHN and High Level Pre-Forum Event  come after 15 years of regional cooperation in SEE (2001-2016).  The SEEHN will build on major European resolutions, charters and communications, treaties, frameworks and action plans. Included amongst these are the European policy framework for health, Health2020 and the SEE 2020 Strategy through which the SEEHN will continue to implement the values, priority areas and actions of these documents and will further implement joint sub-regional and national actions in the SEE region for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (UN SDGs 2030) with the objective of better health, equity and accountability.

The 37th Plenary Meeting of the SEEHN and High Level Pre-Forum Event will conduct the first round of inter-country consultations on five outcome and background political documents to be ready for Fourth SEE Health Ministerial Forum in Chisinau on 03-04 November 2016. The expected outcome of the 37thPlenary Meeting of the SEEHN and High Level Pre-Forum Event will be to discuss and collect the opinions of all SEE governments on the extended sub-regional cooperation for introducing and/or strengthening the values, priority areas, and actions towards achieving better health, well-being and prosperity in the region in the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  2030. It is also expected that a Memorandum of Understanding for partnership with Instituto Superiore di Sanità – URE (ISS), Rome, Italy will be signed.






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