South Eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) Member States (ALB, BIH, ISR, BLG, MNE, MKD, MDA, ROU, SRB) in partnership with Ministry of Health of Slovenia, representatives of the Institute of Public Health, partner organizations as WHO Regional Office for Europe, CEI, OECD, European Commission, the Council of Europe, convened at a high level meeting, on 4 and 5 December 2023, in Brdo Congress Centre, Slovenia.
The meeting is co-organized by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia and the SEEHN, along with the National Institute of Public Health and the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
Health is a principal and widespread value in every society as well as a fundamental human right. As such, it must be safeguarded with particular attention and caution. Health systems are in the forefront to implement this task. Almost all healthcare systems are facing challenges related to the post pandemic period, climate changes – marked with catastrophic natural disasters worldwide and with the megatrend of the aging of the population.
The main objective of the high-level meeting is to present and discuss:
- strengthening the healthcare systems within SEE and beyond, for more resilience and better preparedness for possible future shocks and crisis,
- solutions for persistent health workforce shortages,
- establishing or strengthening trust among the various stakeholders in our healthcare systems.
The participants at the event will additionally discuss the potential of digitalization in healthcare, the questions related to the uninterrupted access to medicines, as well as, issues concerning medicine supply chains, where the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic will be shared.
Stay tuned for the main outcomes!