The Military Medical Academy (MMA) is a medical, educational and scientific-research institution with an internationally acknowledged reputation. As a military hospital with centralized care, the MMA can ensure that a consultation meeting of the most skilled medical experts can be called up in 10 minutes to respond to any kind of medical problems. It was established in 1844, and today, within its framework, it has the Medical School committed to creating new generations of military doctors. It is also recognized as a scientific research center of excellence.
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Belgrade participates in IMIHO with the Military Medical Academy.
Every March 2, the MMA celebrates the MMA’s Day to commemorate the day when the Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic issued the Decree on the establishment of the first Central Military Hospital. Since its establishment up to now, this military hospital in Belgrade has changed its location six times, growing gradually from the Danube Division Military Hospital and the Army District Principal Military Hospital to the Central Military Hospital of the Yugoslav National Liberation Army and today’s edifice standing on the Banjica Hill. The Military Medical Academy was established in 1949. Eleven years later, in 1960, the Assembly of the Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia passed the Act on the Military Medical Academy. The construction of a new MMA’s building, one of the symbols of Belgrade, was completed in 1981. By the decision of the Republic of Serbia Government taken on December 13, 2007, the Military Medical Academy has been functionally integrated into the National Health System with 40% of its capacities. That Agreement went into force on January 1, 2008.
The MMA complex covers an area of 21 hectares contains 180.000 sq m hospital building divided in more than 60 different technical-technological entities with 6.000 premises and the capacity of 1200 beds.
The MMA is an example of successful international cooperation, and an active participant in numerous bilateral and multilateral activities in the spheres of civilian and military healthcare. There are numerous foreign delegation visits the MMA hosts almost every day, and the deployment of its medical personnel to peacekeeping missions is also considered very important.