Report of the National workshop on occupational
Institute of Occupational Health, WHO Collaborating Centre
Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
24–25 November 2008
The National workshop on occupational health services for vulnerable workers and the fourth meeting of the South-eastern European (SEE) Network on Workers’ Health were held at the Institute of Occupational Health, WHO Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health, Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on 24 and 25 November 2008. The theme of the workshop was how to identify vulnerable groups in need of basic occupational health services.
The aim of the National workshop was to identify high-risk sectors, vulnerable groups and underserved populations in need of basic occupational health services, and to draft policy recommendations on improving the quality of and access to those services.
The members of the SEE Network on Workers’ Health agreed that the Network should play a proactive role and have specific tasks in the implementation of the WHO Global Plan of Action on Workers’ Health 2008–2017 in the SEE subregion. The outcome of the National workshop and the SEE Network meeting should provide further guidance for implementation of the Global Plan of Action in south-eastern Europe and the WHO European Region.