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 […]

First international conference focused on PHC nurses takes place in Albania

The nursing profession at primary healthcare level needs to be strengthened to address the health challenges, in response to the prevailing burden of disease and new challenges brought by COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, creating new models of care services that meet the most pressing needs such as prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, home care for […]

The new professional maters in Family Nursing is established

The new “Family Nursing” professional master is now being provided in Albania by the Faculty of Medical Technical Sciences, supported by the “Health for All” Project. 14 students have been selected to attend the program in the academic year 2021-2022. They will obtain the Professional Master’s degree in “Family Nursing” and the specialized qualification of […]

Appointment scheduling system implemented at Klos HC

Scheduling visits with the family physician is one of the standard requirements for health centers. In this framework, HAP supported the Patos HC in 2020 to implement planning for chronic disease patient consultations, children’s vaccination and to follow pregnant women along their pregnancy. The appontment system established with the support of HAP includes: a telephone […]

The Peer Group extends beyond the 2 HAP regions

HAP continues to support the establishment and operation of PGs outside the 2 pilot regions (Fier and Dibra) through the promotion of the PG Guide and training material developed by HAP for health professionals in PHC. The upscaling is carried out in cooperation with the central and regional branches of the Order of Nurses. In […]

Capacitating nurses in home-based care provision

Since May 2021, HAP is supporting the implementation of home-based healthcare models. In this framework, 76 nurses from Dibër and Fier regions were trained to perform standard nursing procedures such as: treatment of decubitus, care for stoma, treatment of lymphedema, placement of nasogastric tube, performance of electrocardiography, etc. The training of nurses has been conducted […]

New master program in Family Nursing approved

The Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth has approved the opening of the “Family Nursing” program, which will be offered for the first time in Albania by the Faculty of Medical and Technical Sciences (University of Medicine, Tirana). HAP has supported the establishing of the master program by providing the following: Improvement of the teaching […]

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 [...]