Representatives of the Department of Economics and Healthcare Management - Assoc. Prof. Maria Rohova and Ch. Assist. Prof. Mincho Minev and of the Department of Social Medicine and Healthcare Organization - Ch. Assist. Prof. Silvia Nikolova participated in an international summer school dedicated to the impact of health systems on the sustainable development of the regions. The scientific and practical forum was held on 4th-5th September 2019 in the city of Ljubljana (Slovenia).
The forum was organized by the Centre for Health and Development in Murska Sobota (Slovenia) in partnership with the Regional Office of the World Health Organization for Europe, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia and the National Institute of Public Health in Slovenia.
During the event, representatives of eight European countries shared their experience and achievements in the implementation of various reforms and policies aimed at multiplying the positive social and economic effects that the health systems have on the development of the regions. The discussions were focused on the methods for measuring the return on investments in healthcare, the social and economic contributions of the sector to the regional economies, the good practices in multiplying these positive effects, the opportunities for an international cooperation in these areas, etc.
The programme included discussions and teamwork with the active participation of all attendees.