Zlatibor Lončar
Minister of Health
of the Republic of Serbia
Tatjana Adžić-Vukičević
Conference Chairlady

Dear colleagues

Welcome to The First World Conference – Fighting  COVID-19 Pandemic – Health Challenges dedicated to the efforts we made fighting  the Corona virus pandemic – a health challenge the entire world has been facing for two years. The pandemic has radically changed our everyday lives, habits, and the way we communicate. Health systems around the world faced serious problems in the past, on a scale never seen before.

Were it not for to the joint efforts of experts, health workers, government agencies, timely mobilization of the public to adhere to the prevention measures and immunization against COVID-19, health systems would not have shown the resilience and strength to face the challenges brought about by this crisis.

Owing tothe efforts of the President of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Aleksandar Vučić and the engagement of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Health and all healthcare institutions, our country was among the first in Europe to roll out the mass vaccination and is one of the few countries in the world to offer vaccines by five different manufacturers.

In times of crisis, Serbia has shown its strong commitment and partnership with other countries by donating many vaccines to the region and beyond, as well as  by enabling vaccination of many foreign citizens.

We can be optimistic about COVID 19 eventually coming to an end, given the increased production of vaccines that meet global needs, but also in the light of  the fact that soon  the virus could become an endemic, a flu-like disease.

Despite the said challenges, we look forward to seeing you at The First World Conference – Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic – Health Challenges.

We promise a comprehensive scientific debate, effective cooperation among stakeholders and experts, knowledge sharing, but also sincere messages of encouragement, optimism and willingness to improve health achievements and leave no one behind.

We look forward to seeing you there!