Our work in Bosnia and Herzegovina began in 1992, when Project HOPE provided humanitarian assistance and extensive donations of medicines and medical equipment in response to the devastation of the Bosnian War. Since then Project HOPE has conducted health education programs for doctors and nurses focusing on primary care, care for special needs children, health care management and HIV prevention.
From 2001-2006 Project HOPE refurbished or built more than 30 primary health care clinics throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. All of these facilities were equipped following World Health Organization European standards, and the medical staff at the clinics received one year of training in family medicine recognized by the Ministries of Health.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is now one of the countries benefiting from Project HOPE’s multi-country Strategic Medical Re-Supply Program. Through this humanitarian assistance program Project HOPE ships donated medicines, medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and health clinics in Bosnia and Herzegovina so that the limited resources of these health care facilities can be applied to improving quality of care for their patients.
When Cyclone Tamara struck Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2014 causing the heaviest rainfall in 120 years and extensive flooding, Project HOPE responded by shipping more than $40 million of donated medicines and medical supplies to help health care facilities in need.
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