New Seat of the SEE Health Network Secretariat inaugurated in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

WHO Regional Director Zsuzsanna Jakab and President Ivanov Gjorgje

The new Seat of the Secretariat of the South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) was inaugurated on 7 March 2013 in Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, under the auspices of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

The WHO Regional Director for Europe, Zsuzsanna Jakab, who attended the inauguration, said that this is a very important step to enhance cooperation among the countries in this region in the health care sector, especially in public health and prevention. The WHO Regional Office for Europe has provided continuous political, technical, managerial and financial support to the Network since its launch in 2001.

Ms Jakab also met with President Ivanov Gjorgje, Prime Minister Gruevski, Minister of Health Nikola Todorov and Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki, who expressed appreciation for the crucial role played by the WHO Country Office in the national public health reform process.