Dr. Stanimir Hasurdjiev (also Hasardzhiev) is one of the founders and current Chairperson of the Bulgarian National Patients’ Organization (NPO) – the biggest patients’ umbrella organization in Bulgaria. Dr. Hasurdjiev has devoted himself to patients’ advocacy and defence of patients’ rights.
As of May 2013, Dr. Hasurdjiev is a board member of the European Patients’ Forum as well as a member of several other regional and international organisations and networks. He is one of the initiators and founding members of the joint initiative of the European Patients’ Forum and the Bulgarian National Patients’ Organisation – the Patient Access Partnership – a multi stakeholder platform for finding innovative solutions to reduce inequities in access to healthcare in Europe.
Dr. Hasurdjiev serves as a Secretary of the National "Health Partnership" which was officially launched in March 2015 as a permanent consultative body to the Bulgarian Council of Ministers.