WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY 14th JUNE Every year, on 14 June, across the globe, we celebrate the World Blood Donor Day.  Its aim is to raise awareness on: the need for unpaid and safe blood donations; to praise and to thank regular blood donors; and to encourage more people to give blood on a regular…

“Health workers during COVID-19 pandemics: lessons learned from South-East Europe” The director of the South East Europe Health Network Secretariat participated at the 17th Meeting of the South East Europe Network for Workers’ Health, on 10 June 2021. Address by Dr Mira Dasic, Director of SEEHN Secretariat Dear Prof Bislimovska, Esteemed guests and colleagues, Thank…

Session 3: Relevance of various air pollution sources in driving health impacts. Press Release On June 8-9, the South-Eastern Europe Health Network participated at the virtual workshop on Air Pollution and Health in Southeast Europe.This event was organized by the Health Effects Institute (HEI), in cooperation with the International Society  for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), and the European Respiratory…

You can find below the address delivered by the Director of the SEEHN Secretariat during the panel discussion on “Building countries areas and partners synergies in support to the key priority initiatives and actions”  Dear Regional Director, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my immense pleasure to participate at this highly important meeting on behalf…

Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, in winter, the time of year that is consistently ranked as one of the most polluted cities in Europe.We pay our attention to the damage that pollution causes in the country. During euronews Green Week, our news teams explore stories and solutions for a better planet across Europe. According…

Head of SEEHN Secretariat, Dr. Mira Jovanovski-Dasic had a pleasant working meeting with representatives from Project HOPE, North Macedonia. During the meeting were highlighted implemented partnership activities in the recent period and it were also discussed the possibilities for further cooperation.

The Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly (WHA) is held virtually, from 24 May to 1 June 2021, due to COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on – Ending this pandemic, preventing the next: building together a healthier, safer, and fairer world. State Secretary Prof Dr Ferenc Vicko on behalf of the Republic of Serbia SEE Health Network Presidency…

For 34 years since the historic resolution WHA42.19 was passed, World No Tobacco Day is celebrated on the 31st of May to raise awareness about the risks of tobacco use and its devastating effects on global health. Roughly 8 million people die from tobacco-related diseases each year and respiratory diseases with one of the highest incidences…

The second year of COVID-19 pandemic is only deepening the economic crisis, the health toll is inestimable and the future consequences are yet another check to be paid. At this stage, immunization is key to unlock the path towards building back. The COVID-19 immunization is scaled-up globally on a different path and scale and the…

SEEHN congratulates International Nurses Day 2021!

Seconds save lives – clean your hands! 5 May 2021 World Health Organization Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated on 5 of May. This year and in the light of the past pandemic year the importance of adequate handwashing has proved its importance both in our daily lives and in health care settings. SEE Health Network…

Amidst the turmoil of COVID-19, the development of effective Covid-19 vaccines brings us closer to the promise to put an end to a ravishing pandemic. The annual celebration of the World Immunization Week offers a unique opportunity to advocate for greater engagement around immunization globally and to promote large-scale vaccination against COVID-19. The South-Eastern Europe Health Network joins…

On the 8th of April, Dr Mira Dašić, the Director of the South-Eastern Europe Health Network represented the organization at the high-level conference Nurses and midwives, at the forefront of change, organized by the Romanian Order of Nurses and Midwives. The event marked World Health Day and served as an opportunity to honor the contribution…

Today, 8 April 2021, we are remembering the first ever multi-country meeting of the SEE countries held in Sofia in 2001, when decision for establishing of SEE Health Network was taken.Later on in September 2001, the decision was endorsed by signing the Dubrovnik Pledge by the Ministries of Health of seven SEE countries.The SEEHN is…

COVID-19 caused major disruption around the globe. Regrettably the most vulnerable are paying the heaviest toll.This year WHO on World Health Day is pleading for a fairer and healthier world for everyone.SEEHN is also striving for universal health coverage, with the aim to improve access to quality, affordable health care and to advocate for equal…

Dr. Mira Dasic, director of the Secretariat of the South Eastern Europe Health Network addressed the 7th International Public Health Conference which took place in Albania on the 23 March 2021. The event was co-organized by the Albanian Ministry of Health, WHO, UNFPA, and UNICEF. High-level representatives of the Government and interested stakeholders as well…

A sub-regional consultation on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) was organized on 10-11 March with representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, and Serbia, under the lead of the UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The meeting focused on the status of sexual and reproductive health and agreed…

On February 25, a Regional Webinar “What is currently known about countering misinformation and resilience against misinformation” was held in a virtual format. Information literacy proves to be a critical resource and the role of nurses in combating COVID-19 related misinformation is now important more than ever. The webinar aimed at providing valuable insights on…

On 9 February 2021 representatives from SEEHN Member States, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Slovenia, CDC, ECDC and Kosovo*, gathered in a virtual meeting. The discussion focused around the COVID-19 Vaccination challenges and opportunities. More than 40 participants joined the conversation and shared valuable experience on the state of affairs in their countries. The current…

4 February World Cancer Day is marked yearly, on February 4 to raise awareness across the world and to stimulate joint action in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. The “I am and I will” campaign acknowledges that everyone has the capacity to address the cancer burden. The theme promotes how our personal actions…

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