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Monday, September 5, 2011

New SEEHN EC/Secretariat Liaison Officer to Support Organization of 3rd Ministerial Forum in Banja Luka

The SEEHN Executive Committee and Secretariat have appointed a new Liaison Officer to support the local organization of the 3rd SEE Ministers of Health Forum in Banja Luka.

Ms Jelena Kundacina, kindly seconded by the IOM, will work closely with Deputy Minister Amela Lolic and her local organizing team, in close cooperation and communication with the RCC, the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BIH, the Ministry of Health of BIH/FBIH, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs of BIH/RS, the WHO Country Office in BIH, under the direct supervision of Dr Maria Ruseva, Ms Snezana Cicevalieva and Dr Amela Lolic.

Jelena has a BSc in psychology and an MA in political science: She has written her Master's thesis on migrant mental health issues, focusing on Spain (as one of the main entry points for migrants entering the EU). She speaks Serbo-Croatian, English, Spanish, French, Catalan and a bit of Italian: Jelena has been born in Belgrade and has moved to Canada (Toronto) in 1993. She has gained a substantial international experience by travelling and teaching English in Spain for a year, and in Seoul, South Korea for another year. She has participated in Dr Berlin's EU Study Tour in 2010 and has done internship at EAHC (DG SANCO) in Luxembourg. Currently she is working with Roumjana at IOM offices in Brussels.