Project HOPE has been supporting the Syrian Refugee Crisis through our program in Macedonia since September of 2015. The continuing influx of thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa crossing the Greece/Macedonia border daily, traveling through Macedonia on their way to European Union nations, is putting a strain on Macedonia's health care system and resources. Project HOPE has responded with critically needed shipments of medicines, including vaccines, medical supplies and volunteers to provide medical care directly to refugees, including children.
In 2015 HOPE initiated a pilot Innovation Project for Electronic Patient files using available technology including tablets to reduce time spent on data collection and to improve personal data protection and quality of data collected for patients within the University Dermatology Clinic Skopje.
In 1992 HOPE began a program for hospital managers in Macedonia to improve patient care by upgrading the management skills of key hospital and health professional staff. These health care professionals were trained on topics such as human resource management, policy, financial analysis and marketing.
In 2007 Project HOPE began implementing the Strategic Medical Re-Supply Program in Macedonia to improve the quality of care for patients by providing targeted donations of medicines and medical supplies. By providing donations valued at more than $20 million, Project HOPE is helping the Ministry of Health and hospitals increase budget saving and improve the availability of appropriate medicines and medical supplies.
As part of the Strategic Medical Re-Supply Program in Macedonia, Project HOPE volunteer doctors, nurses and other health professionals provide training and peer-to-peer education to local health care professionals in the areas of pediatrics, oncology and radiotherapy.
As program manager in Macedonia, Angel Jordanovski has witnessed firsthand the impact of Project HOPE’s programs.
Through donations of medical supplies and products, the Strategic Medical Re-Supply Program expects to have lasting impact on the well-being of patients and the health systems where we partner. Thanks to the generous support from our donor partners, we touch the lives of more than 400,000 patients in the country.
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