“Psychotherapists in Action” hosts roundtable about palliative care in Kosovo

On Feb. 25 the association “Psychotherapists in Action” hosted a roundtable within the scheme of the initiative “Advancing palliative care in Kosovo and raising awareness among the community for people with special needs”.

The mission of this initiative is to protect and improve health, with a particular focus on rural areas where there is a weaker access to health services and people also lack health education.

This event was attended by the Director of the Regional Hospital of Gjilan, the Director of Health Department in Gjilan Municipality, the Director of the Main Family Medicine Centre, as well as representatives of the civil society organizations (CSOs).

Doctor Ramize Ahmeti – Ibrahimi,  presented the pace of the three-month work, during which time the “Psychotherapists in Action” conducted 230 visits to women, men and children from the villages of Gadish, Kishnapol, Verbicë, Zhegovc, Pidiq, Llashticë, Dazhnicë, Parallovë, and Makresh.

Further, the Director of Health Department in Gjilan Municipality, Selami Xhemaili appreciated the work completed by the Psychotherapists in Action.

Among the recommendations arising from the implementation of this initiative are the promotion, education, treatment and the counselling in the family that should be continuously followed, as well as families ought to be informed through media and schools on the role of the medical team.

This roundtable, respectively this initiative, is supported by Kosovo Women’s Fund (KWF) of Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN), and is funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).