What are concrete action points for addressing medical deserts in Europe, and who should do what? During our final Action for Health and Equity: Addressing medical Deserts (AHEAD) webinar on May 24th, we discussed this question (and more). The recording of the webinar is available on YouTube.

After two years, the AHEAD project is coming to an end in May. What has become clear by now: to address medical deserts in Europe (i.e. areas with limited access to health services), many different actors are required to work closely together and act now. We were delighted that our panelists Dr Branko M. Vujkovic, MSc. (CEO of the Institute of Public Health Sabac, Serbia) and Dr Mira Jovanovski Dašić (Director of the South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) Secretariat) joined us for an engaging webinar with our audience, discussing ways forward to tackle medical deserts in the European region.


Corinne Hinlopen – Project officer for AHEAD (Wemos – lead organisation, Netherlands)

Presentation by:

Aysel Rahimli – project coordinator for AHEAD (Wemos, Netherlands)


  • Dr Branko M. Vujkovic, MSc. – CEO of the Institute of Public Health Sabac, Serbia
  • Dr Mira Jovanovski Dašić – Director of the South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) Secretariat

With the AHEAD project, we aim to reduce health inequalities by addressing the challenge of medical deserts and medical desertification in Europe. The team behind the project consists of the Center for Health Policies and Services (Romania), Cittadinanza Attiva (Italy), Media Education Centre (Serbia), National School for Public Health Management (Moldova), Wemos (lead partner organisation – Netherlands), and VU Athena Institute (Netherlands).

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