We have lost a great man on August 11, 2022. Dr Alexandre Berlin had many titles and great achievements as international public servant, scientist, health and environmental champion. Yet, the role that defined SEEHN and marked its existence was his profound belief in health as core value and extraordinary promotion of the public health Alliance created in the South Eastern Europe Region. 

In his role as Director General for Health at the European Commission, he created the foundation and arduously supported the SEE Health Network. His legacy will remain forever, recalled and cherished within the SEEHN and beyond.

SEEHN thanks him for the extensive contribution and tremendous support over the last two decades.

His departure is deeply mourned by all who had the chance to know him. As a last tribute to a great man, the SEEHN is intending to create the Dr Alexandre Berlin memorial award that shall prize a consistent support and achievements in public health in the SEE Region. The memorial prize will be awarded once in five years at the Ministerial Forum of the SEEHN. This way his legacy will defy time and his name remembered for the decades to come. Sincere condolences to his family, two daughters Olivia and Angela, his four grandkids and one great grandson!

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