Today was the first meeting of the National Committee for Project Oversight of Group Antenatal Care in the first 1000 days of birth. We had the honor to have in this meeting the experts who are part of the consortium that implements this project, Mrs. Marlies Rijnders, Mrs. Anna Gaudion and Mrs. Nathalie Leister.
GroupCare1000 during the first 1000 days is an international project funded by the European Union through the HORIZON 2020 program.

The main goal of this project is the implementation of group antenatal care in seven different countries of the world with high, middle and low incomes.
The findings show that women receiving group care have fewer premature births, better mental health, fewer low birth weight babies, increased breastfeeding rates, healthier pregnancies, and increased satisfaction with health care. MFMCs in Lipjan and Prizren have been selected for the implementation of this project in Kosovo.

Group Care during the first 1000 days is an international project funded by the European Union through the HORIZON 2020 program, and implemented by a consortium of partners from the Netherlands, Belgium, United States, England, South Africa, Suriname – South America, Ghana, and Kosovo. The main goal of this project is the implementation of group antenatal care in seven different countries of the world with high, middle and low incomes. The data collected and analyzed during the implementation of this project will be used to compile a guide which will serve all countries to implement group care, a concept that is also promoted by the WHO. This guide will be developed based on the findings of the seven participating countries, in which the recommendations and protocols will be specific, depending on the factors of the economic, social and health system. For the implementation of this project in Kosovo, QKMF in Lipjan and Prizren have been selected. You can read more about the project on the page that is under construction: https://groupcare1000: https://groupcare1000.com