Future local mentors’ network members, 36 patronage nurses from eight Primary Health Care Centers (PHCC) participated in a two-day training program for mentors/supervisors organized in Tuzla and Banja Luka in the period 16-19 July 2018... read more!
Strengthening Nursing in Bosnia and Herzegovina Project (ProSes) has shared its experience of establishing / strengthening community nursing in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the Republic of Moldova... read more!
The ProSes representatives participated at the 11th International Scientific Conference “Inter-Professional Integration at Different Levels of Healthcare: Trends, Needs and Challenges” held on 7 June 2018 in Bled, Slovenia... read more!
The “Medical Education Reforms-MER” project delegation from Kyrgyzstan visited Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) from 27 May to 1 June 2018... read more!
“Health for All - HAP“ project delegation from Albania was in a study visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Fami Foundation from 14 -17 May 2018... read more!
The International Nurses Day was marked by numerous nursing associations in BiH in different ways: by launching voluntary check-ups of blood sugar level and blood pressure and educating citizens about healthy life style, holding professional lectures for their members and organizing conferences... read more!
As part of the celebration of this year’s International Nurses Day (12th May 2018), with the theme “Nurses A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right”, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) is inviting nurses from around the world to share their stories... read more!
The global campaign Nursing Now, aiming to raise the status and profile of nursing and midwifery around the world, was launched on 28 February 2018... read more!
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Following the official approval of the second, four-year project phase in December 2017, the proposal of activity plan for 2018 was prepared. A two-day workshop held on Vlasic on 1-2 February... read more!
A representative of ProSes Aldina Bukva-Mahmutovic, Pillar Two Manager, participated in a two-day workshop on improving maternal health by implementing the methodology Beyond the Numbers, organized by United Nations Population Fund on 12-13 December 2017... read more!
Twenty nurses from the Healthcare Centre Brcko were presented certificates for successfully completed training in community nursing during a ceremony organized on 6 November 2017... read more!
The results of the Phase 1 of the Strengthening of Nursing in Bosnia and Herzegovina Project were presented at a conference that was held in Banjaluka from 22 - 23 November 2017. ... read more!
Medical and non-medical equipment was handed over to the Primary Health Care Centre Banjaluka during the ceremony organized on 23 November 2017... read more!
The ceremony held in Mostar on 3 November 2017 marked the completion of project activities aimed to improve the quality and efficiency of nursing care provided by primary health care (PHC) centres Mostar, Stari Grad Mostar, Tomislavgrad and Livno... read more!
The first Handbook on Standard Operating Procedures for PHC level nurses, developed within the Strengthening Nursing in Bosnia and Herzegovina project, was presented and handed to representatives of FBiH primary healthcare centres in Sarajevo on 25 October 2017... read more!
In collaboration with the project, UNICEF organized on 20-21 October 2017 two-day training for nurses and social workers on early childhood growth and development... read more!
On 14 September 2017 final certificate ceremonies were held in the Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) Tuzla and the PHCC Odzak for 21 nurses who had succesfully completed theoretical and practical training in polyvalent patronage/ community nursing. Thereby a one-year project that had started in March 2016, aimed to improve community nursing services in there municipalities, ended... read more!
The exam organized on 5-8 September 2017 in the Training Centre of the Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) Mostar was successfully completed by all the 22 patronage nurses involved in the piloting of the new, extended role of patronage nurses in the PHCC Mostar, Stari Grad Mostar, Tomislavgrad and Livno... read more!
The third planning workshop for ProSes Phase 2 was held in Teslic on 11-12. April 2017. The aim of this workshop and the previous two workshops for planning project Phase 2 was to assess results achieved during Phase 1 and set objectives and strategy for Phase 2, i.e. define the basic elements of the logical framework... read more!
The first meeting of the working group for the revision of nursing studies curriculum of the Faculty of Health Studies of Sarajevo University was held on April 10th 2017 in Sarajevo... read more!
An introductory workshop for 22 patronage nurses from primary health care centres (PHCC) Mostar, Stari Grad Mostar, Tomislavgrad and Livno was held in the PHCC Mostar on March 29, 2017. The workshop is the first activity of the support that ProSes will be providing with the objective to support the improvement of community nursing services... read more!
A Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the new community nursing model was signed between the ProSes Project and the Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) Brcko on 14 March 2017. The aim of the memorandum is to improve access to high-quality nursing services for the population, particularly for vulnerable groups... read more!
On 8 February 2017 medical and non-medical equipment was delivered to the Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) Prijedor and a certificate ceremony organized for the nurses who participated, within ProSes, in a one-year project aimed to improve community nursing services in the municipality... read more!
The third and final meeting of the Working Group (WG) tasked with the development of thecurriculum for clinical mentors training was held at the Faculty of Health Studies in Sarajevo on January 27... read more!
Fondacija fami and the Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) Doboj signed a Memorandum of Agreement concerning installation of the heating and cooling system in the building of the PHCC Doboj. The resources were donated by the Swiss Government, within the implementation of the Strengthening Nursing in Bosnia and Herzegovina project, to mend the damage caused by the floods in Doboj area... read more!
A formal ceremony to celebrate June 28th – the Doboj City Day – was held on 27 June 2016 in the central hall of the Culture and Education Centre. Fondacija fami (Doboj office) received the city emblem for long-term commitment to social and healthcare quality improvement in the Doboj Municipality area... read more!
Eight-member working group (WG) to develop, implement and evaluate standard operating procedures (SOP) for nursing practice in the Federation of BiH, appointed by the Federal Minister of Health, finalized the tasks and submitted the report end of June 2016... read more!
Within project Component 1, a two-day study visit to the Swiss Nurse Association (SBK/ASI) in Bern (Switzerland) took place on June 16-17, 2016. Nine representatives of nursing organizations from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republika Srpska and Brčko District, a representative of the Federal Ministry of Health and a representative of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Republika Srpska participated in the visit... read more!
Within project Component 2, a two-day study visit to the Health Centre Dr Adolf Drolc Maribor (Slovenia) took place on June 27-28, 2016. The participants of the study visit were representatives of the primary health care centres (PHCC) where ProSes is testing the new community nursing model (Bijeljina, Prijedor, Tuzla and Odžak) or the PHHCs that are potential new implementation sites (Banjaluka, Sarajevo, Mostar, Stari Grad Mostar, Konjic and Brčko). Representatives of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Cantonal Ministry of Health of Sarajevo Canton joined the visit... read more!
Nurses from around BiH celebrated yesterday the International Nurses Day that is celebrated each year on May 12 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, The International Council of Nurses has chosen as this year’s theme health systems’ resilience and the important role that nurses play in that regard... read more!
With the intent of continuing ProSes activities concerning the support to standardization of nursing practice with the final aim to improve healthcare safety, quality and efficiency, a Working Group was formed in the Federation of BiH... read more!
The 4th symposium with international participation titled „Experiences of the nursing profession before and after becoming a member of the EU“ was held in Mostar on May 5th-6th, 2016. Тhe Faculty of Health Studies Mostar, University Clinical Hospital Mostar and Nursing Association of the Federation of BiH were the organizers... read more!
Representatives of ProSes and Fondacija fami attended the sixth edition of the Geneva Health Forum (GHF) that took place from April 19-21, 2016 in Geneva. The GHF focus this year were sustainable and affordable innovations in healthcare, important In view of the many challenges posed by the access to healthcare. A multisector approach is needed to ensure access to new technologies and new medicines and to develop concrete and suitable solutions... read more!
The fifth meeting the ProSes Steering Committee (SC) was attended by six out of nine SC members, representatives of the project team and the Consortium, and four guests. The meeting was held in Bijeljina on 8 March 2016, hosted by the Primary Healthcare Centre Bijeljina. The aforementioned enabled the attendees to be directly introduced to particular activities and results of one-year community nursing services provision piloting organized within project Component 2... read more!
ProSes signed Memorandums of Understanding concerning one-year piloting of the new role of the patronage/community nurse with the Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) Tuzla and PHCC Odžak, as well as with the ministries of health of Tuzla Canton and Posavina Canton. The new role is defined by strategic documents and existing legal framework at the cantonal and entity levels... read more!
The opening ceremony of the training centre at the Faculty of Health of the Zenica University was held on February 11, 2016. The training centre is located in the central building of the Zenica Cantonal Hospital Reception Unit... read more!
The second joint meeting of the representatives of the working groups for nursing curricula revision at the Medical Faculty Tuzla and the Medical Faculty Banjaluka took place in Tuzla on 16th November 2015... read more!
As part of project activities supporting nursing care standardization, a study was conducted in 2014 that included four BiH health facilities selected on the assumption that they are “positive deviants” that would have developed effective strategies to elevate nursing quality and safety management through standardisation. The report was prepared by Dr Dietmar Ausserhofer from the Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel... read more!
The Swiss Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Heinrich Maurer, handed over to the Director of the Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) Bijeljina, dr Zlatko Maksimović, medical and non-medical equipment, marking the end of the first phase in the process of enhancement of community nursing in the PHCC Bijeljina... read more!
Around 200 health professionals, mainly nurses, from numerous health facilities in Republika Srpska attended the first conference of the association „Resource centre for professional development of nurses in Republika Srpska“ held in Trebinje on November 6, 2015... read more!
On 7 and 8 September 2015, a delegation of 5 Universities from Bosnia and Herzegovina visited the Institute of Nursing Science (INS) in Basel, Switzerland. During a series of presentations, meetings and discussions the Deans, Vice Deans and teachers of the Medical Faculties of Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Foca and Mostar and the Rector of the University of Zenica explored the research infrastructure and the educational programs of the doctoral education at INS... read more!
Within the project „Strengthening nursing in Bosnia and Herzegovina“ (ProSes), medical equipment for clinical skills laboratories was donated to the Medical Faculty Banjaluka, Medical Faculty Foča, Faculty of Health Studies Mostar, High Medical School Prijedor, Medical Faculty Tuzla and Faculty of Health of Zenica... read more!
During a five-month period, from May to September 2015, clinical mentorship will be organized for 40 Family Medicine Nurses in the Community participating in ProSes pilot project in Bijeljina...read more!
The third symposium with international participation titled „Recognition of nursing practice in the healthcare system“ was organized in Mostar on 14-15th May 2015... read more!
The Constitutional Assembly of the Resource Center for Professional Development of Nurses in Republika Srpska was held on April 4, 2015 on Jahorina... read more!
ProSes supported participation of four representatives from the nursing study programs of Banjaluka and of Tuzla in the study visit to the Faculty of Health Care of the University of Presov in Slovakia... read more!
The second round table dedicated to the establishment of the Resource Centre for Nurses (RC) in Republic of Srpska took place in Teslić on 6-7 March 2015... read more!
A series of training workshops was organized for imgRTFamily Medicine Nurses in the Community (FMNiC) within ProSes pilot site for Community Nursing in Bijeljina in February and March 2015... read more!