Alumni, students of the second cohort and professors of the Health Managements Master met the delegation from  SDC headquaters in Bern headed from Mr. Andreas Gerrits (Deputy Head of Western Balkans Division) and Mr. Thomas Krajnik (Albania Desk) to discuss on the progress of the program and its advantages from the students and professor’s perspective.

The master in health management is offered by the collaboration of two public universities (the Medical University and the University of Tirana) and it is a unique experience to receive education in the field of health care organizations management for health professionals and leaders in health organizations. The teaching plan is developed by the Department of Public Health (Faculty of Medicine), Department of Management (Faculty of Economics) with HAP offering continuing technical support through the experts of Swiss TPH and University of Basel.

Health for All Project has supported the master program through:

-improving teaching infrastructure through rehabilitation of facilities and renovation of teaching equipment at the Department of Public Health

-professional support in the development of the content of pedagogical materials through the training of lecturers

-the purchase of reference books

-the participation of lecturers in conferences, seminars, and other scientific events

-strengthened technical capacities of the professors

-the technical support for the development of the program curricula through the experts of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)

-financial support for students in developing their master thesis based on internships in a health care organization in Albania

-providing free hard copies of teaching materials for all modules

The master’s degree is intended for those individuals who already who already are working in management positions or have a strong background in health, economy, and law, but need specialized health management skills for career opportunities and advancement in the healthcare system.