Once I started to collaborate with HAP I was given the opportunity to attend several trainings on health management and other topics. Thanks to these, I learned what it meant to be a leader and what I should do to show people that we, women, are serious about our work and their skepticism is ill-founded. I understood the weak me and the strong me and I knew where I had to improve. As a result, I felt the change in the perception of my work as a woman in the second meeting with the community and local government. They trusted me.
Being a facilitator of a Peer Group (a CME tool presented by HAP), improved my qualities as a leader and conveyed a model of the new woman, new doctor who can share information in a professional community. This raised my confidence in my medical knowledge and the relationships with my colleagues.
I was initially involved in HAP activities to challenge myself and to learn more. During these years I learned self-confidence and how to believe more in my colleagues, to improve the communication with them and the patients and to listen to others more carefeully.
By equipping family doctors with the instruments of the doctor's bag, HAP has greatly improved the patient service quality because now we can talk more confidently thanks to these additional instruments and to us doctors, this has improved the dignity of the white coat.
The training sessions offered by HAP have helped in strengthening my capacities as a specialist. They raised my self-confidence and made me braver to face different situations in our daily work and to manage them professionally, ethically and correctly.
We have grown all together as a team. We face different problems but we do not hide them, instead we discuss them with each other to find the most suitable solution while we deliver better quality health service to the community.