Health centres in Tirana, Fier and Dibër are receiving oxygen concentrators and protective equipment to be used in home care for patients with non-infectious diseases, as well as those with mild to moderate forms of Covid-19 The Embassy of Switzerland through its project ‘Health for All’ has completed the distribution of 58 oxygen concentrators for […]
In Albania NCDs are estimated to account for about 93% of total deaths, with cardiovascular diseases being the main culprit (57% mortality rate) . NCDs have been subject to significant growth over the past two decades, a trend that is expected to continue in the future because of increasing life expectancy and aging of the […]
In Albania there is a need to boost capacities in operational research with a focus on Primary Health Care and Public Health. The country lacks research education in health professional curricula and teaching documents on research topics in Albanian language. Moreover, there is lack of financial resources to practice and implement research activities in the […]
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.