Health is recognized as a human right. It is a precondition for and an outcome and indicator of all three dimensions of human development: environmental-, economic- and social sustainability. A well-performing public health system can help tackle the social determinants and improve health equity. Kosovo has the youngest population in Europe. Improved public health and health care services increase the overall level of productivity in the economy and employment and additionally help to reduce poverty. At present, the Kosovo public health infrastructure is considered to be one of the most underdeveloped in the Balkan region and some of the worst public health results in Europe can be found in Kosovo. UNDP Kosovo’s recent crowdsourcing initiative determined that Kosovars prioritize “public health” as one of the most pressing challenges.

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