Strasbourg Poem - Education for Health

Poem on Public Health in South-Eastern Europe Vision

The Hague IV World Justice Forum 2013 Poem

  Doncho Donev's profile photo  By Doncho Donev, Republic of Macedonia




Chateau Klingenthal SGS 2012 Session on Education for Health,

It is worldwide known that health is the most precious wealth.


Children and youth are the most vulnerable groups of population,

They need empowerment for health through continuous education.


Beyond ideas of right and wrong thinking there is a field to share,

A broad challenging field of creativity, we should all meet there.


Many causes of disease and ways to create health are unknown,

Somewhere, something incredible is still waiting to be known.


New global health promotion concepts we spread everywhere, 

We are rich as much as others enrich by our knowledge to share,


We tackle the social determinants to reduce health inequalities,

Initiate inter-sectoral cooperation to include health in all policies.


We tend to design new approaches and programs by our creation,

Experience and wisdom is the greatest gift to another generation.


Educated healthy people for the future is our goal and real price,

Discovery isn't always seeking new land but seeing with new eyes.


Knowledge for healthy life protects the one's health like a dome,

The strength of each nation derives from integrity of the home.


From early childhood the healthy habits we induce and feature,

Every child grows, in school everything depends on the teacher.


Education for health and health promotion are powerful tools,

Pupils require healthy choices and health promoting schools.


Healthy eating habits and safe food, physical activities and sport,

Good social networks for emotional and practical social support.


To reduce tobacco smoking and harmful alcohol consumption,

Violence and injuries, STDs, obesity and drug use prevention.


Teachers open the door, but each one must enter by oneself,

Life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.


To protect health each one needs knowledge and taking action,

For moving the quality of life forward for personal satisfaction.


The life is a school and each one is obliged for lifetime to learn,

To approach problems which appear and dissolve each concern.


Let's create light for every shadow and relief for every sorrow,

Each one who has health, has hope and everything for tomorrow.


We are all educators for health, each one in his/her own way,

We know, the future belongs to those who prepare for it today.


Priority settings for health promotion the schools should become,

The Foundation Goethe has great impact for generations to come.

                                 Strasbourg,           Doncho Donev,

     June 10, 2012                                Republic of Macedonia


Stability Pact PH-SEE Project has a noble mission,

to support MPH education and scientific transition.

In order to implement the New Public Health vision,

many actions have been initiated in the SEE Region,

The strong PH-SEE network is our precious wealth,

many SEE countries created School of Public Health.

We are committed to produce MPH handbook manuals,

for teachers, researchers and public health professionals.

We teach the students to deal and look by years ahead,

for improving quality of the human life on our planet.

We fight with enemies and any threat of civilization,

and promote peace and tolerance through education.

People’s health and quality of life we tend to increase,

Public Health is a catalyst for development and peace.

We are governed by our professional code of ethics,

health promotion is essential tool in various settings.

We have leadership spirit and strong self-confidence,

by promoting democratic principles we prevent violence.

We support social justice and human rights movement,

we create vision for human opportunities improvement.

We are persistent in performing our professional roles,

support achievement the Millennium Development Goals.

Sustainability of the PH-SEE is our main concern,

who dares to teach must never stop to learn…

S k o p j e                                 Doncho M. Donev

September 2007                              Republic of Macedonia

The poem was published in the Vol. IV FPH-SEE Book on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Sept. 2007 in Skopje (Editors: Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj). All six volumes of the FPH-SEE books are available on-line open access:



 The Hague World Justice Project Forum for the rule of law,
produced conclusions and messages each one should know.

The Forum provided a venue for live discussion and debate,
tools for measuring the adherence to the rule of law to create.

The World Justice Project has noble goals, aim and mission,
to promote human rights and the rule of law culture transition.

A world justice project network we build, shape and nurture,
by strategic meetings we strengthen the rule of law culture.

Research and scholarship worldwide promote the rule of law,
the Network of the World Justice Project continuously grows.

The rule of law and social justice is a new world's movement,
for human rights awareness and quality of life improvement.

Respecting the human rights, rule of law and justice for all,
it is crucial prerequisite for social-economic prosperity goal.

Universal insurance coverage and accessibility to health care,
to provide food and education for each person everywhere.

The rule of law and human rights is the future of humanity,
and not decisions based on self-righteous power and vanity.

Social justice and human rights need to be everyone intention,
to create peace, culture оf respect and corruption prevention.

To protect communities and environment as a natural wealth,
decent standard of living and improvement of public health.

Jobs and shelter, security and freedom to each one to speak,
righteousness in the land, the strong should not hurt the weak.

Not just the lawyers and judges, but all stakeholders to serve,
for the timely delivered justice in the community to preserve.

Accountable government and the civil society organizations,
to strengthen the rule of law by inter-sectoral collaboration.

To protect human rights, security of persons and property,
that is foundation for communities of opportunity and equity.

The rule of law is fundamental rights and rules framework,
we have work to do, there’s a lot of it and it’s a noble work. 

       Hague,                                         Doncho Donev,

  July 10, 2013                                     Republic of Macedonia