HAP management team visits Patos HC

Prof. Kaspar Wyss, HAP Director and Deputy Director of Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, accompanied by Dr. Besim Nuri, Project Manager and Dr. Ehadu Mersini, Quality of Care Officer, visited Patos HC on May 25th, 2021. Patos HC is among the HCs in Albania that is being supported by HAP on several interventions: – […]

Reconstruction of the HCs damaged by the earthquake

The Swiss government, through the “Health for All” project, is financing the reconstruction of a health center (Likmetaj, Ishmi) and a health post (Borizana) which were completely damaged by the earthquake of November 26, 2019. The investment of about 300,000 CHF is part of the Swiss support for Albania for the post-earthquake recovery. The beneficiaries [...]

HAP supports the International Conference on Public Health

HAP supported the organization of the 7th International Public Health Conference which took place online on March 23, 2021. The subject matter of this year’s conference was the “Integration of Public Health Services in Primary Health Care”. Prof. Pascal Bovet (University of Lausanne), invited by HAP and the Swiss Institute of Public Health and Family […]

Young researchers in Albania benefit from a new training program on Scientific Operational Research in Health

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 […]

Informative meetings with local authorities for co-financing the HC reconstructions

Since April 1, 2019, HAP is working on the development and implementation of a co-financing mechanism for the reconstruction and maintenance of the health centers/health posts, with the participation of local government units, in cooperation with regional and local health care authorities. In this respect, during the period July-September 2020, informative meetings were held with […]

Swiss Embassy representatives meet PHC professionals

In July and September, Mrs. Chantal Nicod, Head of the Health and Governance Sector at the Swiss Embassy, accompanied by Mrs. Zhenihen Zanaj, National Health Program Officer (Swiss Embassy) and Dr. Besim Nuri, Health for All Project Manager, visited Patos and Kuman HC (Fier region) and HC No. 1 in Tirana. The purpose of the […]

Ventilators donated from Switzerland, Norway and UNDP arrive in Albania

Under a partnership agreement between the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and three international donors: the Swiss Embassy, the Royal Norwegian Embassy to Albania, and the United Nations Development Program in Albania (UNDP), the new ventilators arrived in Albania. The USD 330,000 contribution of the Swiss Embassy was realized through Health for All Project.