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Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

On behalf of the past and future Presidencies and the Executive Committee  of the SEE Health Network

Dear Members and Partners of the SEE Health Network,
Dear Public Health Professionals from the 10 Countries, members of the SEE Health Network,
Dear Friends from all over the world,

The SEE Health Network Presidencies of Moldova and Montenegro in 2013 and the coming Presidency of Romania as of 01 January 2014, as well as the Executive Committee are pleased to present to all of you our best and most sincere Seasons Greetings and to wish you a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

May you and your beloved ones are blessed!

May the regional and global collaboration for the health and well-being of the people in our countries, as well as in every single country globally, continue, become even stronger and contribute to achieving our goal, a better health for all citizens!

The Executive Committee expresses its gratitude and recognition to the Ministers of Health, the National Health Coordinators,  the nine SEE Regional Health Development Centres and all health system and public health experts from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and the Republic of Serbia for their dedicated and high quality work through the mechanisms of the regional collaboration and the SEEHN.

2013 was a difficult year for us but was extremely successful and proved  maturity to a level that is unprecedented!

Our special thanks go to the Ministers of Health of the Republic of Moldova and Montenegro for the excellent Presidencies during which the Network completed enormous amount of work and achieved a result that is historical!

For the first time in our history health took its deserved position and became a part of the regional SEE 2020 Growth Strategy endorsed on 22 November by the SEE Investment Forum and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

We would like to thank with all our hearts the RCC for their continuous and solid support!

Last but not least, our gratitude goes to the Council of Europe and WHO Regional Office for Europe, our founding and true partners since 2001, the onset of the SEEHN.

Finally, we will not have been able to do so much without the continuous collaboration and support of the European Commission TAIEX Instrument for which we express our highest appreciation.

It is time to rest, enjoy the holidays with our beloved ones and to re-charge our energy, motivation, dedication and true friendship for a new start in 2014!

Cheers and have the most joyful and merry New Year!

Maria Ruseva
On behalf of the SEEHN Executive Committee