News

Training for Trainers on Standard Nursing Procedures Concludes in 27 Health Centres

As part of the efforts to enhance the professional skills of family nurses during the provision of Home Care, HAP supported the development of Training-of-Trainers workshops related to standard nursing procedures, which have now successfully concluded in 27 health centres in the Local Health Care Units of Tirana, Durrës, Elbasan, Korça, Berat, and Shkodra. This […]

Dr. Shkëndije Kuçi: HAP, Consistent Support for Family Medicine

Vorë Health Centre is one of the centres that has been completely renovated with the support of the HAP project. Several significant project interventions are being implemented here, such as the use of the updated protocols for the treatment of 5 NCDs, the provision of home-based care, the implementation of new family nurse profiles in […]

HAP Distributes 649 Bags With Physical Examination Tools for Family Doctors and Nurses

During December 2023, HAP distributed 649 medical bags to family doctors and nurses in selected healthcare centres in Tirana, Durrës, Elbasan, Berat, Korçë, and Shkodër. The bags contain around 13 physical examination tools such as a stethoscope, blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter, otoscope, neurologic hammer, respiratory flow meter, digital thermometer, tourniquet fast, BMI wheel metric, […]

Completion of Mental Health Management Training in PHC

The training sessions for healthcare professionals on the utilisation of the “Guide for the Management of Mental Health Disorders in Primary Healthcare” have concluded successfully. Participants included family doctors, nurses, social workers, and psychologists from 29 healthcare centres in  Durrës, Elbasan, Fier, Burrel, Korçë, and Shkodër. The objective of these train-the-trainer sessions was to empower […]

HAP Organises a Discussion Forum on the Progress of Home Healthcare Implementation

On December 6th, HAP hosted the forum titled “Experience of Home Healthcare Implementation in Albania.” The event brought together key stakeholders, including representatives from the Operator of Health Care Services, Health Insurance Fund, Local Units of Health Care, the Embassy of Switzerland, and the World Health Organization, along with directors of healthcare centres where home […]

HAP Gets Recognition for Achievements in Steering Committee Meeting

In the latest meeting of the Health for All Project (HAP) Steering Committee on November 24, hosted at the Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MoHSP), key stakeholders gathered to review and discuss the progress achieved by HAP during the first semester of Year 1 of the Consolidation Phase, spanning from April to September 2023. […]

Exchange of Experiences and Practices between the HAP Project in Albania and the AQH Project in Kosovo

Representatives of the Primary Health Care services and the Health for All Project (HAP) conducted a two-day working visit to Pristina on November 7-8, where they were welcomed by representatives of the Accessible Quality Healthcare (AQH) and the Deputy Minister of Health of Kosovo. The purpose of the visit was to learn more about the […]

Vibrant Autumn for Family Medicine: Here are the Completed Trainings

The months of September-November 2023 brought together family doctors and nurses in important training sessions related to improving healthcare for the elderly and implementing protocols for non-communicable diseases. The training on Medical Care for the Elderly is a key training in response to the growing need for care for this age group. The training equips […]

Elderly Care in PHC: ASCK Accredited Training Started

Training-of-Trainer sessions regarding the provision of medical care for the elderly in primary healthcare will be conducted throughout the months of October and November 2023. With the support of HAP, teams consisting of doctors and nurses from selected healthcare centers in Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodër, Berat, and Korçë will be trained in implementing guidelines, treatment protocols, […]

Health for All Project Goes on Stage in International Health Conferences

Lausanne, Switzerland — The Swiss Public Health Conference 2023, held in Lausanne on September 12-13, served as an important platform for discussions that refocused attention on the critical relationship between public health and primary care. This year, the conference’s central theme was “Public Health and Primary Care: Stronger Together,” emphasizing the role of primary care […]

HAP enhances monitoring capabilities for the implementation of home-based care

During the month of October, HAP is supporting the strengthening of monitoring capacities of the Operator of Health Care Services (OHCS), Local Units of Health Care (LUHCs), Health Insurance Fund (HIF), and Health Centers for the implementation of Home-Based Care (HBC) by family medicine teams. To this end, two-day training sessions are provided, offering a […]

Family medicine teams continue training on NCD prevention and control

In September-October 2023, selected teams of family medicine practitioners in Tirana, Elbasan, Korça, and Shkodra will be part of a series of Training-of-Trainer sessions regarding the implementation of clinical protocols and guidelines for prevalent non-infectious diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, asthma, and COPD. The training consists of 20 six-hour sessions on the “Use of […]

Improving Healthcare: The Collaborative Success of Durrës LUHC with the Health for All Project

In the coastal town of Durrës, Albania, over 100,000 residents are witnessing a transformation in their primary healthcare service with the Local Healthcare Unit leading the change. We spoke to Eriona Petro who has held the pivotal position of the Chief of Primary Healthcare Services in the region since 2016 to tell us more about […]

Dr. Bajram Lami: Patient visits increase following the rebuilding of health centre

Dr. Bajram Lami is the doctor of the recently rebuilt health centre in the village of Zall Mner, in the municipality of Kamëz. We spoke together about his extensive experience in serving the community and the benefits brought by the improvement of infrastructure in the quality and range of services provided to the residents of […]

HAP holds workshop on “Advocacy in Healthcare: Primary Healthcare and Vulnerable Groups”

The “Health for All Project” organized a workshop on the topic of “Advocacy in Healthcare: Primary Healthcare and Vulnerable Groups” with the participation of Civil Society Organizations and Media working in the field of healthcare advocacy. The aim of the workshop was to discuss advocacy issues in primary healthcare and the current and future needs […]

Rebuilding Complete: Zall Mner Health Center Restored to Full Functionality

The residents of Zall Mner village will soon have access to improved healthcare services thanks to the modern infrastructure of the health centre rebuilt with the investment of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation through the Health for All project. The Zall Mner health centre is the third building being rebuilt from the ground […]

Informative Workshops with LUHCs

HAP continues to support Local Units of Health Care (LUHCs) in expanding the services to be provided by the family medicine team, such as home care, implementation of protocols for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and visit appointment and planning. Currently, in collaboration with the Operator of Health Service, HAP is conducting a series of informative workshops […]

Phase II of the Health for All Project Closes – Here are the Achievements

The Health for All project closed its second phase on March 31, 2023, marking significant achievements in the support of Primary Health Care service in the country. As we reflect upon the fruitful four years behind us, we express our gratitude to our collaborators, partners, and healthcare experts and professionals who, with their support, make […]

Approved: Training on Mental Health Management in Primary Healthcare

Family doctors, social workers, psychologists, and mental health specialists gathered on June 1st under the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and HAP for a consultative meeting on the training program “Empowering the Family Medicine Team in Managing Mental Health Disorders in Primary Health Care”. The purpose of the meeting was to […]

Strengthening Home Care Capabilities: Training Continues

Enhancing the provision of home care services remains a priority for HAP, who has been supporting this intervention with ongoing training programs for the family medical team since 2021. In this regard, approximately 45 nurses from the Rrethinë and Postribë Health Centres in Shkodra have undergone training from May to June 2023, focusing on home […]