People Neda Kostova


dr. Neda Kostova MSc


About Neda Kostova

Neda is a pharmacist and public health specialist with extensive experience in international cooperation on antimicrobial resistance. She earned her PhD in policy research on prescribing and dispensing medicines/antimicrobials in primary care. Main research and academic interests are: patient safety, patient empowerment, and patient engagement in research, in particular in antimicrobial use.

Currently, serving as president of IAPO Patients for Patient Safety Observatory and of the AMR Patient Alliance, and as vice-chair of the International Alliance of Patients Organisations (IAPO) and of Health First Europe (HFE). She is a consultant for the WHO EURO and WHO SEARO regions on health systems and policies. Currently she leads the project for expansion of the Radboudumc AMS approach to LMICs.


  • postdoc medische microbiologie


  • 2017 - PhD, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2005 - Master in Public Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • 2002 - Master of Science, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan

Personal prizes & awards

  • 2018 - Title of Primarius awarded by the Minister of Health of Macedonia, for exceptional contribution to health system development and advancement

Research position

  • postdoc