The article outlines the development and recent national and international activities of the Faculty of Public Health, Medical University - Sofia (FPH, MU - Sofia). It has a leading position in public health education and research in Bulgaria and plays a key role in the introduction of the New Public Health approach to Bulgarian health system and policy. A general aim of the FPH is to build up a well-trained capacity of public health specialists and thus strengthen human recourses in the public health sphere in the country. A major objective of the FPH is to create a new generation of healthcare managers ready for the challenges of the dynamic European market of health services. During its 5-year history, the FPH has been an extremely active player on the regional and international public health stage as well as on a national level. The main priority of the FPH for the future is to guarantee public health education in harmony within the south eastern Europe (SEE) region as well as with European standards. It also strives to provide methodological support to health politicians and decision makers in Bulgaria in order to establish a socially orientated, equitable, effective and high-quality healthcare system.
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