The Annual Report 2018 – 2019 is a report of two years of activities. The report informs about the organization of the foundation, ongoing projects and activities, collaboration, the output of publications and educational activities, and future plans. The report makes clear that most of our activities are on voluntary basis.
The foundation, collaborating with experts in all continents, started and completed many activities in these two years. The most visible results are presented as lectures, workshops and courses given and as publications completed. Less visible is the concrete support given to many students and professionals from all over the world and the mutual exchange of ideas and knowledge. The LDOH highly appreciated the intensive collaboration with students and colleagues from the Netherlands and from other countries.
In this period we were able to complete our contribution to the large and successful ESPRIT program in Turkey. In this program we joined forces with the enthusiastic and dynamic General Directorate of Public Health in Turkey (ministry of Health), the Gent University in Belgium and TNO and the VU medical center in the Netherlands.
We started our contribution to a new program in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and India) with a team of experts from Italy, Germany, Estonia and the Netherlands. At the same time we continued activities in Latin America, USA, South Africa, Indonesia and several European countries such as Croatia, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Italy. Activities in collaboration with international organizations have to be mentioned such as activities in or with ICOH, WONCA, ILO, WHO, ACOEM and EASOM.