In 2018, NALED formed the Healthcare Alliance, at the initiative of members, drug manufacturers, wholesalers and local governments that recognize the common interest to establish a more efficient healthcare system at the local and national level, to solve the issue of healthcare institutions’ and pharmacies’ accumulated debts that exceed one hundred million euros, cut the red tape in healthcare and ensure greater availability and the right to choose medicines, as well as the availability of quality healthcare services.
In order to make progress and initiate systemic reforms in this area, which is crucial for the quality of life and public health, it is necessary to establish a public-private dialogue in an institutionalized manner, following the example of other Government’s and NALED’s working groups. That is why the Alliance initiated the founding of a Joint Group with the Ministry of Health.
The Alliance’s goal is to support healthcare development in Serbia through the creation of a strategic document that defines a long-term healthcare policy, financing, priorities and precise measurable healthcare goals, as well as participation in the systemic laws adoption process in the field of healthcare.
As one of the Alliance's most prominent work results so far, we would point out the Grey Book of Healthcare, NALED’s new publication presented to the public in February 2020. The Grey Book of Healthcare, modeled on NALED's Grey Book of Administrative Procedures, represents in one place and systematically, and in a comprehensible manner, the most common administrative barriers in the field of healthcare in Serbia and offers solutions that will make our healthcare sector more competitive, functional and attractive for investment and doing business, and provide citizens with greater healthcare availability and efficiency. In the Grey Book, fifty administrative obstacles have been selected that businesses, local governments, healthcare institutions, and above all, citizens face. Alongside each described problem, a solution is given for improving the system, changing regulations or their more efficient implementation.
The Healthcare Alliance’s goals:
The Alliance includes the following members: AsterFarm, AstraZeneca, Farmalogist, Hemofarm, Inpharm, Sopharma Trading Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Pfizer, Roche, Medigroup SEE, Novo Nordisk, Serbian Dental Chamber, City of Leskovac, City of Niš, City of Šabac, City of Sremska Mitrovica, City of Vranje, Municipality of Kučevo,Municipality of Raška and the University of Belgrade.
You may watch the address of Una Ljubičić, President of the Healthcare Alliance, at the 14th Annual NALED Assembly at the following link.
Pfizer, BU Lead
President of Healthcare Alliance
AstraZeneca, Country Director
Vice President of Healthcare Alliance