Ensuring that citizens lead healthy lives and providing an efficient healthcare system for them are essential to sustainable development of each society. In this respect, the EU has been involved in promoting well-being, improving the efficiency of the health system and investing in health infrastructure within and outside its borders.

Through numerous projects, the EU has supported tackling social exclusion and ensuring equal access to health and justice for marginalised groups in Montenegro. It also contributed to destigmatising mental health and improving medical care for pregnant women and infants. With the procurement of 12 ambulance vehicles for health centers across Montenegro, as well as new state-of-the-art transfusion equipment and a modern dermoscope for detecting melanoma at an early stage, the EU helped modernise health infrastructure in the country.

The EU will continue with to provide support and financial assistance to Montenegro in achieving best European practices and standards in the health area, especially in time of the COVID-19 pandemic. More information about the EU assistance to Montenegro in the fight against COVID-19 can be found here.