The specialist association of doctors specializing in social medicine and organization of the health activity was established in 1980 as a Section (Association) of doctors specializing in social medicine with the organization of the health activity.

In 2002, the Association of Medical Specialists was transformed into the Macedonian Association of Medical Specialists in Social Medicine and Organization of Health Activity and soon after joined EUPFA (The European Public Health Association). The association has 41 active members. He is a long-time member of:
  • World Federation of Public Health Associations and
  • European Public Health Association.
Social medicine as a science analyzes the health condition of the population and the risks that have a negative effect on health, the system and organization of health care, as well as the possibilities of applying the modern trends of science in the health care system.

Prof. Dr. Valentina Simonovska

e-mail: valentina.simonovska@gmail.com


The association was founded in 1994 and today has 55 members. It has held 3 congresses so far:
  • I Congress on preventive medicine of Macedonia with international participation, Ohrid 1998;
  • II Congress on preventive medicine of Macedonia with international participation, Ohrid 2002;
  • III Congress on preventive medicine of Macedonia with international participation, Ohrid 2006.
Held symposiums, seminars, workshops
  • Workshop for the preparation of guidelines for the implementation of program tasks from the sanitary and hygiene activity, supported by UNICEF and the Ministry of Health, 2013
  • Anemia and nutrition in pregnant women and children up to 5 years old, Ohrid 2012
  • Preparations and response of the health system in emergency/crisis situations, Mavrovo 2010
  • Principles of HACCP and its application in catering establishments" interactive advanced course, Ohrid 2009
  • Principles of HACCP and recommendations for its application, Skopje 2007

Printed materials
  • Physiological norms for nutrition of the population, 2002
  • Minimum Hygiene Course Manual for Food Handlers, 2000
  • Record book for water supply facilities and drinking water, supported by GTZ, 2002

Prof. Dr. Gordana Ristovska
Institute of Public Health of N.Macedonia,
50 Division No. 6, Skopje,
phone: 02 3125 044,

e-mail: ristovskagordana@gmail.com


The Association of Microbiologists of Macedonia was established more than 30 years ago, in 1986, and since then it has become one of the most active medical, specialist associations functioning as part of the Macedonian Medical Association.

The Association of Microbiologists of Macedonia counts 85 doctors, specialists and medical microbiology specialists and 6 members, biologists-specialists in medical microbiology. 24 microbiologists (non-medical microbiology) are led as associate members, mostly from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Alkaloid, etc.

The work of ZMM is aimed at realizing the following activities: organizing professional and scientific meetings - 3-4 meetings per year, organizing symposia together with other associations and symposia under the auspices of the WHO and/or ECDC, reporting on the Association's activities through announcements and articles in medical journals (mostly Lekarski Vesnik), as well as activities related to membership in other associations (FEMS, ESCMID, UEMS, FESCI, etc.)

In addition to numerous expert meetings, symposia and workshops, the six Congresses of Macedonian microbiologists with international participation (1997, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2014 and 2018), two symposia supported by FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies) are noteworthy. held in 2002 and 2018, as well as the Balkan Congress of Microbiologists (Microbiologia Balkanica) held in 2009.

These activities of ZMM allow constant monitoring of the latest achievements presented by well-known experts from various fields of medical microbiology, as well as the novelties in applied and sanitary microbiology. The monitoring of antimicrobial resistance, which is a global problem, is of particular interest to ZMM.

Prof. Dr. Golubinka Bosevska   

e-mail: golubinka@yahoo.com