A new initiative in Albania supports young researchers to conduct operational research in health

Albania faces lack of evidence in primary health care and public health that creates a gap between policy making and planning processes and operations to undertake in order to gain health benefits. There is lack of human resources and capacities to conduct operational research and insufficient financing opportunities. Therefore, Health for All Project in Albania […]

HAP supports young researchers to conduct operational researches in health

Health for All launched early this year a funding initiative to support research capacity building through application for  health operational research micro-grants. From 17 January to 20 February 2020, HAP invited young researchers (under 35 years old) to apply for operational research financial support in selected domains of health such as human resources in health, […]

Third issue: PHC in Albania in COVID-19 context newsletter

REGULATION ON PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF INFECTIONS Health for All project has made available to the teams of all health centers in Dibra and Fier districts (80 HC) the model of the Regulation on Prevention and Control of Infections in the primary healthcare centers. The regulation has been particularly helpful in preventing and controlling COVID-19 [...]

Health centers progress toward accreditation

The quality teams of eight health centers in FIer region (Patos, Roskovec, Araniotas, Lushnje No. 1) and Diber region (Burrel, Komsi, Klos, Melan) attended training and coaching sessions for the elaboration of a set of regulatory documents such as: regulation for infection prevention and control, program for prevention and control of diabetes, program for prevention […]


Health for All (HAP) in Albania is a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and is being implemented by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), through the HAP Center. Its overall goal is that the Albanian population benefits from better health due to improved Primary Health Care (PHC) […]

Developments on reforming family nursing

As previously communicated, reinforcing the role of nurses in primary healthcare, is at the base of two HAP outputs, namely: update of the role of nurse in PHC and establishment of a new master program in family nursing. The respective technical groups of each intervention and international experts have worked in parallel. Based on the […]

COVID-19 micro-site

In the light of COVID-19, HAP has published a micro-site that contains educative materials on COVID-19 infection prevention and control with a special focus on advice’s for PHC professionals that can be found HERE.  Please consider that all materials are available in Albanian only. Additionally, HAP is publishing a weekly newsletter on PHC features in […]