‘Mental health is an universal human right’ World Mental Health Day 2023 serves as a platform for individuals and communities to observe together this important health day. This years theme is ‘Mental health is an universal human right.’ The collective effort aims to enhance understanding, elevate consciousness, and spur initiatives that advance and safeguard the…

On September 26, 2023, the South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) Secretariat was proud to organize a highly successful Mental Health Session during the prestigious European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) 2023 conference. The session convened an esteemed assembly of experts, policymakers, and advocates, uniting to tackle critical mental health challenges prevalent in the South-eastern Europe (SEE)…

EuroHealthNet, in collaboration with the RIVER-EU project, hosted a dynamic session on vaccine hesitancy and its underlying factors on September 27, 2023, during the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) 2023 conference. The event aimed to reveal the broader health determinants influencing vaccine choices and challenge the misconception that vaccine hesitancy is the sole driver of…

JOINT STATEMENT On the occasion of World Patient Safety Day 2023, 17 September 2023 The South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) and the SEEHN Regional Health Development Center (RHDC) on Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement of Health Care (ACQI),representing the one voice of the 10 (ten)Focal Points for ACQI1 from the 9 (nine) SEEHN member states…

Dedicated to the theme “Engaging patients for patient safety” with the slogan “Elevate the voice of patients!” The South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) and the SEEHN Regional Health Development Center (RHDC) on Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement of Health Care (ACQI), on the occasion of the World Patient Safety Day 2023 launched a Joint Statement…

A highly important conference took place on August 31, 2023, under the title “Equity in Healthcare: Empowering nurses and midwives in communities – Integrating global and local expertise”.  The event served as a platform for discussions and explorations in the field of improving healthcare quality, with a focus on the essential role of nurses and…

A wide array of participants – Representatives from SEEHN Secretariat, WHO Regional Office for Europe, WHO Country Office Romania, WHO CC in Israel, SEEHN RHDC on Sexual and Reproductive Health and the Board of the Order of Nurses and Midwives from Romania gathered on 29 August at Olimp in Romania to discuss the draft roadmap…

On 15 June 2023, Dr Mira Jovanovski Dasic SEEHN Secretariat Head had a meeting with Dr Rivka Hazan-Hozerf Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Leadership and Governance in Nursing -Israeli counterpart on strengthening nursing workforce in the SEE region. The meeting focused on the upcoming course on the “Nursing Regulatory Standards | Empower Nursing…

The South Eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) successfully convened its annual Plenary Meeting, bringing high-level representatives from member states, diplomatic corps and international partners together.The 46th SEEHN Plenary Meeting, held on 5-6 June in Tirana, Albania, focused on the central theme of “Cross-Sectoral and All Society Collaboration for Better Health System Resilience: Improve Vaccine Acceptance…

The South Eastern Europe Health Network joins the global community to celebrate World Blood Donor Day, an annual event held on June 14 to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation and to express gratitude to voluntary blood donors around the world. This year’s theme, “Give Blood, Give Plasma, Share Life, Share Often,” emphasizes…

The 46th Plenary Meeting of the SEE Health Network under the subject “CROSS-SECTORAL AND ALL SOCIETY COLLABORATION FOR BETTER HEALTH SYSTEM RESILIENCE: IMPROVE VACCINE ACCEPTANCE BY ADDRESSING MISINFORMATION ” gathered in hybrid manner the National Health Coordinators and/or Alternates of the Member States to the SEEHN, directors of the SEEHN Regional Health Development Centers (RHDC),…

The fourth edition of the European Mental Health Week (EMHW) takes place from 22 May to 28 May 2023. This year’s campaign theme, ‘Mentally Healthy Communities’, emphasizes the role of supportive communities in fostering mental well-being. Addressing mental health in communities requires a holistic and collaborative approach. By raising awareness, improving access to services, promoting…

The webinar: Action for Health and Equity: Addressing Medical Deserts (AHEAD) held on May 24, 2023 covered widely the two years’ work, co-funded by the European Union. The discussions touched upon what specific steps should be taken to solve Europe’s medical deserts, and who should take which ones. In addition, reflections elaborated on the future…

At the 76th World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, Minister Ogerta Manistirliu addressed the WHA on behalf of the SEE Health Network where Albania is among the nine countries, and in the capacity of the 2023 Presidency Holder of this mechanism. She shared the mutual efforts of SEEHN countries to…

On May 12th, the world celebrates International Nurse Day to honor the tireless work of nurses around the world and their unwavering commitment to positive health outcomes. Nurses have always been an essential part of the healthcare system, and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted their dedication and compassion. Nurses have worked tirelessly on the frontlines,…

10 May 2023 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina The “Regional Conference on Mental Health”, which started today in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, provides an opportunity for stakeholders to network, share ideas, and collaborate on strategies for promoting mental wellness in the region. This three-day event is organized by the health authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Ministry…

With deep sorrow, SEE Health Network extends its most sincere condolences to the families of the victims following the tragic shooting at the elementary school in Belgrade. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and with those injured.

On April, 27, 2023, Dr. Mira Dasic, Director of the SEEHN Secretariat, met with Dr. Fatmir Mexhiti, Minister of Health of the Republic of North Macedonia.Minister Mexhiti has been briefed on the SEEHN governance, structure, its main roles and responsibilities, as well as the SEEHN interaction so far with North Macedonia as the host country…

The European Immunization Week raises awareness of the need for community protection against diseases that can be prevented through vaccination. This year headline “The big catch-up” truly reflects the action needed to be taken. SEEHN is collaborating with partners and its Member States to speed up the progress in their efforts to safeguard more people,…

The genesis of the regional partnership – the South eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) started in 2000. Yet, one of the first preparatory meetings that set the SEEHN foundation was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 07-08 April 2001. The Bulgarian Ministry of Health’s desire to assist the pressing necessity for a regional partnership hosted the…

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