The designing of the social worker profile in PHC

The integration of social services into Primary Health Care necessitated the inclusion of social work professionals on the interdisciplinary team and in the delivery of social-health services. HAP supported the designing of the social worker profile in primary health care in response to the request of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection. The document […]

Family medicine teams trained in geriatric care

In March 2022, HAP published the “Medical care for the elderly in primary healthcare” manual, following approval by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, as a means of reference in the daily work of family doctors and family nurses for the provision of health care to elderly patients. For the purpose of training health […]

NCD protocols introduced at the International Family Medicine Conference

On 10 and 11 November 2022, the 7th International Family Medicine Conference was held in Pristina, attended by primary health care professionals from countries in the region. HAP supported the attendance in the conference of  Adriana Banaj, MD (Patos HC) and Kledian Deda, MD (Frakull HC) who shared with peers their experiences with the use […]

Protocol implementation monitoring

The up-to-date protocols on the treatment of the 5 most common non-communicable diseases in PHC, approved by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, have started to be implemented in all health center of Dibra and Fier regions. In order to ensure the monitoring of their implementation, based on the indicators foreseen under each protocol, […]

22 health centers preparing to provide HBC services

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection has selected 22 health centers (HCs) in Tirana, Durrës, Elbasan, Korca and Shkodër regions for the first phase of national upscaling of home-based care (HBC)-an intervention introduced by HAP and piloted in 9 HCs in the regions of Dibra and Fier. In this context, the 22 HCs have […]

HAP interventions getting upscaled at national level

Since the start of the second phase of implementation (from 1 April 2019), HAP has worked, among others, on drafting a new model of home-based care and review of clinical protocols and guidelines (CPGs) for the treatment of five, most common non-communicable diseases  (hypertension, diabetes mellitus type II, dyslipidemias, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) […]

New PHC nurse profiles approved by MoHSP

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection has approved HAP’s proposal for 3 new nurse profiles at primary healthcare level: family nurse at health center, family nurse at health post and home-care nurse. Meanwhile, consultative meetings have been organized with interest parties to discuss three additional profiles, namely: school nurse, health promotion nurse and physiotherapist […]

Inauguration ceremony for the new master program in Family Nursing

On March 7, 2022 took place  the inauguration ceremony of the new professional master program in Family Nursing. The event was attended by Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta Manastirliu, Swiss Ambassador Adrian Maître, Rector of the University of Medicine Arben Gjata, Dean of Faculty of Medical Technical Sciences Ilirjana Zekja, pedagogical staff and […]

Roundtable with Kosovo AQH Project

HAP is supporting primary health care centers to meet quality standards for accreditation in accordance with the regulatory framework  in Albania. Currently, the health center of Patos has met the basic standards and is working toward the official accreditation by the Agency on Quality Assurance of Health and Social Care Services while additional health centers […]