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Monday, December 3, 2012

SEEHN eHiAP meeting in Slovenia

South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) organized a meeting on equity in Health in All Policies (eHiAP) in Moravske Toplice, Slovenia, on 7-8 November 2012.
Hosted by the Ministry of Health of Slovenia and facilitated by the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development (WHO Venice Office), the meeting was designed for technical focal points and experts from each Member State that implements equity in Health in All Policies (eHiAP). This meeting activity falls under the umbrella of the SEEHN Regional Health Development Center (RHDC) on Strengthening Public Health Services based in Skopje, The Former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia. In addition, directors of the SEEHN RHDCs on human resources in health, blood safety, accreditation and quality of care and non-communicable diseases participated, thus making the meeting an exercise of the HiAP in itself.( Annex 1: List of Participants).

Health in All Policies (HiAP) addresses complex challenges of health and well-being by promoting an integrated policy response across sector and portfolio boundaries, incorporating concern for health and health equity impacts into the policy development process of all sectors and agencies. The Banja Luka Pledge signed in 2011 reinforced the Region’s commitment for advancing the HiAP approach. In this view, the meeting had the overall aim to support SEEHN countries to advance implementation of the second pillar of the Banja Luka Pledge on HiAP: Achieving equity and accountability in health.

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