South Eastern European Journal of Public Health

Focusing on Health Systems in Transition Worldwide

The South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH) is an open-access international peer-reviewed journal involving all areas of health sciences. SEEJPH welcomes submissions of scientists and researchers from all over the world pertinent particularly to Southern and Eastern countries in transition.

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Innovative Bachelor’s Programme “International Health Sciences” at Fulda University, Germany


Borders don't stop diseases – neither influenza, nor AIDS, nor the typical diseases associated with poverty, such as tuberculosis and malaria. Likewise, the social, political, and economic causes of disease are not confined to individual countries. Social megatrends such as urbanisation, climate change, flexibilisation of work, demographic change, and digitisation affect all countries and, thus, the entire world population. The impact of these megatrends on people’s health, however, are heterogeneous since health opportunities are unequally distributed within and between countries. Particularly emerging and developing countries face a double burden of disease. This situation implies a growing need for the regional and global coordination and enforcement of health policy decisions and measures.

In October 2018, the Fulda University of Applied Sciences will initiate a new study programme entitled “International Health Sciences” (HIS). It is the first bachelor’s course in Germany addressing the health challenges in the globalised world. It provides students with the opportunity to complete undergraduate studies with a focus on international or global health in Germany and prepare for pertinent Master courses. The HIS programme conveys scientific and practical knowledge about global health and trains public health professionals with special qualifications for health-related activities at international level.

Graduates will be prepared for working in different areas at the international level or with reference to international activities. A Bachelor's degree in “International Health Sciences” will open up a broad set of opportunities to graduates in international development organisations, in the health sector in Germany and other countries, and in globally operating institutions and companies. Alternatively, they may pursue a subsequent Master’s degree in a related field, such as Public Health.

The programme is bilingual (English, German) and structured differently for students whose primary language is German and for students with other native languages. Minimum language proficiency is required in English (at least B2 level) and German (minimum B1 level) in order to assure the necessary level of understanding. In the course of the HIS programme, students can choose between three specialisations, namely Health Promotion, Health Economics and Health Policy, or Healthcare Management. One semester and an internship abroad complement the study programme at Fulda University.

Application for IHS in 2018/19 is running until October 15, 2018. If you know someone in your working or private environment who might be interested in such an academic programme, please let him or her know about the opportunity provided by the Fulda University. Further information and an application link can be found at (in German under:

For any further question or inquiry, please feel free to contact Jens Holst ( (currently Assistant Professor of Medicine with a focus on Global Health) or Annika Salzmann ( (Coordinator for International Affairs).

Posted: 2018-06-08 More...

6th European Safe Community Conference from 3-5 October 2018 in Skopje, Macedonia


Prof. Fimka Tozija is the key organiser of the 6th European Safe Community Conference from 3-5 October 2018 in Skopje, Macedonia.

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Posted: 2018-06-01 More...

The IHPA and the SEEJPH: official partners


Following the 4th General Assembly Meeting of the International Health Partnerships´ Association (the IHPA) and a decision of the South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH), the two organizations signed on the 21st of May 2018 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for partnership and cooperation.

Both partners have cooperated already for several years. Now, however, the signed MoU allows for a new impetus and a structured approach. The Participants will work together with the intention of strengthening public health systems, public health services and public health capacities in order to improve the health and well-being of our populations.

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Posted: 2018-05-16 More...
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Current Issue: Table of Contents

The current issue accumulates successively the most recent contributions.

Table of Contents


Richard Alderslade, Ainna Fawcett-Henesy, Maria Ruseva

Original Research

Hulya Sirin, Emine Fusun Karasahin, Basak Tezel, Sema Ozbas, Bekir Keskinkilic, Secil Ozkan
Roland Y. Kesselly, Nuaker K. Kwenah, Ernest Gonyon, Stephen Byepu, Luke Bawo, George Jacobs, Justin Korvayan, Melanie S. Graeser, Moses Kortoyassah Galakpai, Sandford Wesseh, Ulrich Laaser
Egil Marstein, Suzanne M. Babich