The Fami Foundation, with the support of Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), launched the Palliative Patient Care Project in December 2016. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, elderly patients with chronic illnesses, disabled or terminally ill patients remain at home with little support or need to be hospitalized. Most of these patients are in the final stages of their lives and their family cares of them. Terminally ill patients and their families need support to cope with this. The minimum part of medical intervention is provided by health centers, certain specialists or does not exist at all. In municipalities where family medicine is applied, it is possible to establish a palliative care network through the work of existing family medicine teams in the community. Community primary care teams can provide excellent care for dying patients and allow patients to be treated in the home when they are given good access to specialist services, support and expertise.

An article was published in the Medicus Mundi Bulletin

Medicus Mundi Bulletin has published an article “Mobilizing resources to improve end of life care at home” about the End of Life Care and Support Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Education of Volunteers in Orasje

Red Cross of Orasje and its volunteers are important part of the Orasje Community
Partner Network in End of Life Care and Support project run by Fondacija fami and Geneva University Hospitals (HUG).

Signing of the Protocol on Cooperation in the Municipality of Orasje

The Protocol on partnership cooperation for support, care and assistance to patients at the end of life and assistance to their families in the
municipality of Orasje was signed on 29.5.2019
in the premises of the Primary health
center of Orasje.