7.8 Current debates and reforms
The Ministry of Health proposed adoption of a National Strategy for E-health. This Strategy is expected to provide better and more efficient protection of a large number of population with the help of information and communication technologies, as well as to provide clear guidelines for the development of the Macedonian E health system in the next 5 years. It’s still unknown when and whether these Strategies will be adopted (March 2022).
Due to the COVID crisis and huge number of young unemployed doctors, the Macedonian government decided to engage around 50 young doctors on a paid fellowship base, to work in a Clinic of infective diseases. According to the Minister of Health, this will contribute to further improving the status and working conditions of young doctors.
In addition, as part of the Western Balkans Youth Lab Project, a three-year EU funded (1,5 million EUR) and RCC implemented project that kicked-off in January 2020, which aims to provide opportunities for youth to participate in decision-making. The project is covering the Western Balkans Six economies. The Western Balkans Youth Lab (WBYL) Project strives to create a longer-term structured regional dialogue between youth organizations and national administrations focused on jointly devising policies which will increase youth participation in decision-making, to improve the overall socio-economic environment for and mobility of youth in the Western Balkans economies through different types of activities. The project utilizes the structured dialogue methodology and addresses youth and mental health as of 2022.
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