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Republic of North Macedonia

Republic of North Macedonia

7. Health and Well-Being

7.8 Current debates and reforms

The Ministry of Health proposed adoption of new National Health Strategy 2021-2030[1]. The proposed Strategy is a strategic document that will provide the commitments for development and advancement of the health sector in the next ten years. The strategy should facilitate more dynamic and flexible policy and capacity building in order to adapt to and respond to the rapid development of the health sector, including aspects of health financing, as well as epidemiological and demographic trends.

The Ministry of Health also proposed adoption of National Strategy for e-health[2]. 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 (February 2021).

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.