National health coordinators of the SEEHN Member States, representatives of the partner countries, international organizations, directors of the SEEHN Regional Health Development Centers met virtually for the 44th plenary meeting of the South Eastern Europe Health Network on 21 December 2021. Organized by the SEE Health Network Serbian Presidency, Executive Committee and Secretariat, the event…

Within the mental health project “Mental Health and Resilience Training for healthcare workers responding to COVID-19 in SEE Region”, funded by Project HOPE and implemented by SEEHN Secretariat, throughout December 2021, in total nine training of trainers’ sessions enrolling more than 260 healthcare workers from BIH, MDA, MKD, MNE, SRB and KOS* were successfully conducted….

The SEEHN Secretariat is implementing a mental health project “Mental Health and Resilience Training for healthcare workers responding to COVID-19 in SEE Region”. funded by Project HOPE in six of SEEHN Member States (ALB, BiH, MKD, MNE, SRB, MDA) plus Kosovo*. The TOT sessions will focus on building knowledge and skills on core resilience drivers…

On 12 December 2012, the United Nations unanimously adopted a historical resolution calling for action to accelerate progress toward universal access to quality, affordable healthcare without facing financial hardship. 5 years later, in 2017, UN General Assembly proclaimed 12 December as the International Universal Health Coverage Day in an effort to raise awareness on the…

At the special event at the margins of the CEI Summit dedicated to the endorsement of WHO “Roadmap for Health and Well-being in the Western Balkans (2021-2025)” Prime Ministers commit to facilitating health reform initiatives to accelerate closing sub region’s health gap with EU & attaining SDGs. ENDORSEMENT REMARKS Western Balkans AND PARTNERS’ STATEMENTS OF…

As the pandemic is still unfolding globally and at a time when a fourth and a potential fifth wave is still keeping Europe under enormous pressure, it is too early to assess the full impact of this health emergency. However to date, the COVID-19 has severely disrupted NCDs prevention and treatment services in many countries which…

Dear participants and colleagues, It is my pleasure to address you, on behalf of the SEEHN Secretariat, at the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction. I wish to congratulate the organizers for providing us with this platform for discussions. When approached by the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South-Eastern Europe to contribute and implement…

On 22 and 23 November, the South Eastern Europe Health Network organized a Multi-Country Workshop on Intervention and Policies on Antibiotics Use with the support of the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX). The online meeting provided a great opportunity for the representatives of the beneficiary Member States and guests to mark…

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is celebrated every year by supporting efforts to prevent the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections through effective communication and education. Despite the death toll and the devastating economic and social inequities brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the health threat posed by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is no less dangerous,…

The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Center published the results from the subnational risk INFORM index for the 3 pilot DPPI SEE and SEEHN member states  Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia . The INFORM index supports a proactive disaster risk management framework. It will be helpful for an objective allocation of resources for disaster risk reduction…

On November 9 and 10, a multicountry workshop on “Clinical guidelines on Sexual and Reproductive Health in SEEHN” was held virtually.  The workshop was the result of SEEHN cooperation with the Ministry of Health of North Macedonia, the SEEHN Regional Health Development Centre on Sexual and Reproductive Health – the East European Institute for Reproductive…

 “Mental Health and Resilience Training for HCWs responding to COVID-19 in SEE Region” kick-off meeting of the newly launched project took place on 8 November in the virtual space shared by National Focal Points and Mental Health experts from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo*. Building on SEEHN Secretariat previous…

Dr. Danijela Urošević, Chair of the South-Eastern Europe Health Network Executive Committee represented the Network at the Conference on The Role of the European Union in Strengthening Health Systems Resilience Globally. The event was held virtually, on October 20, 2021, under the auspices of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of EU. The Conference aimed…

The South-Eastern Europe Health Network congratulates Dr. Angel Kunchev, SEEHN NHC from Bulgaria and Bulgaria’s Chief Health Inspector for being awarded with the well-deserved distinction of Doctor of the Year 2021 by the Bulgarian Medical Association. The challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic to health systems including their leadership around the world make this recognition…

SEEHN Secretariat Director took part in the EHFG session on: “Strengthening health systems worldwide” What next for the EU global health approach?

On October 10, in an effort to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilize action to build mental resilience, the world celebrates World Mental Health Day . The COVID-19 pandemic and the economic challenges of recovery have negatively affected the mental health of many people and created new barriers for people already suffering…

Dr Dasic participated and shared the SEEHN experience within the session Strengthening health systems worldwideWhat next for the EU global health approach? https://www.ehfg.org/conference/programme/sessions/strengthening-health-systems-worldwide

Dr. Mira Dasic, the Director of SEEHN Secretariat had a meeting on 22 September in Podgorica with Dr Igor Galic, the Director of the Institute of Public Health Montenegro. The RHDC Acting Director, Dr. Milica Stanisic, also attended the Meeting. Dr. Dasic explained the organizational structure of the Network, gave an overview of the ongoing…

Prof dr Ferenc Vicko, State Secretary, Ministry of Health Republic of Serbia delivered the Statement on behalf the SEE Health Network – SEEHN statement at the 71st Session of WHO Regional Committee for Europe

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