Partners & Donors
Ministry of Health in Kosovo
Ministry of Health in Kosovo – at the request of the officials at the Ministry of Health, an advisory group was established to offer an outside view on issues of priority identified by them. The group assisted in narrowing down these priorities and making them more focused in their scope, not only for the Ministry but also for the donor community. The group and Ministry officials participated in several conferences and developed strategies regarding the health sector in Kosovo. AMC has recently been working with MoH in establishing the Line Services for Gynaecology/Obstetrics and Neonatology as well as in strengthening relationships between Dartmouth and Kosovo.
UCCK – University Clinical Center of Kosovo is the only institution offering tertiary level healthcare services in Kosovo. We have provided continuous support to UCCK in the last five years, including providing incubators for babies, supplies of the life-saving drug Survanta, SiPAP machine that regulates breathing in infants and many more. Our most recent partnership project involves the opening of the Women’s Health Resource Centre in the Gynecology Clinic, where every day around 20 women attend education sessions about family planning, pregnancy and childcare.
Main Family Medicine Center in Prishtina
Main Family Medicine Center in Prishtina offers primary care services for inhabitants of the Municipality of Prishtina. The MFMC in Prishtina has already integrated the services of Women’s Health Resource Center as part of the day-to-day services in the FMC number 4 in providing counseling services for antenatal and postnatal care to pregnant women and their partners. At the same time they are working in setting up such centers in other family medicine centers in Prishtina as well.
Main Family Medicine Center in Ferizaj
Main Family Medicine Center in Ferizaj offers primary care services for inhabitants of the Municipality of Ferizaj. The MFMC in Ferizaj has already integrated the services of Women’s Health Resource Center as part of the day-to-day services in the FMC number 2 and has engaged nurses and midwifes in the role of counselor for antenatal and postnatal care who work with pregnant women and their partners.
Main Family Medicine Center in Mitrovica
The Main Family Medicine Center in Mitrovica, named “Dr. Nexhat Çuni” offers primary care services to all the inhabitants of the municipality of Mitrovica. This medicine center has integrated the services of our Women’s Health Resource Centers as part of their day-to-day services to increase patient satisfaction and improve indicators towards patient-centered care.
The Municipality of Sterpca
The Department for Health and Social Welfare within the Municipality of Sterpca has introduced the services of our Women’s Health Resource Centers in the Family Medicine Center in Drajkovc which brings together the communities from all ethnic backgrounds living in this municipality.
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF in Kosovo aims to ensure that all children, irrespective of their socio-economic or ethnic background, have access to quality and friendly services and opportunities to help them survive, develop, enrich their potential and become active and responsible citizens of their communities.
The Swiss embassy represents Switzerland’s interests in the country and also implements Switzerland’s development cooperation and humanitarian aid on the ground. As Switzerland’s official representation, the embassy covers all matters concerning consular affairs and diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice – is a 30-year history of asking challenging questions about medical care — now working to fix the problems. Its vision on sustainable patient and family-centered health care system committed to a healthy population worldwide.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center – is a 396-bed academic medical center that includes Norris Cotton Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center; the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth; and both adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma centers. AMC has been working with Dartmouth for 5 years, including in research projects that have informed the strategy of the Ministry of Health. These include Studies on Hospital Performance and Assessment of Healthcare need for southeastern Municipalities of Kosovo.
AmeriCares – a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate response to emergency medical needs and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs. Since inception in 1999, AmeriCares delivery of aid to Kosovo has focused on three target areas: emergency response, orthopedics, and neonatal survival. The partnership between AMC and AmeriCares has resulted in over $1,000,000 donation of Survanta medication, without which there is a 80% risk of death for premature babies. AmeriCares has also supported AMC in securing pessaries for the Gynecology department in UCCK, which enables much safer delivery for both the mother and the child, breathing tubes and CRP blood analyzer machine.
Direct Relief is a nonprofit public benefit corporation, based in the State of California – USA, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people. Direct Relief works to strengthen the efforts of its partners through the provision of resources, including financial, technical, and essential medical materials.
March of Dimes
March of Dimes – a very distinguished American foundation that has been successfully helping women and children in the USA for years. AMC was especially inspired by the mission of this organisation. AMC has collaborated with March of Dimes on translating all educational materials into Albanian, Serbian, and Turkish language for women’s use.
World Health Organization
WHO’s priority in the area of health systems is moving towards universal health coverage. WHO works together with policy-makers, global health partners, civil society, academia and the private sector to support countries to develop, implement and monitor solid national health plans.
In addition, WHO supports countries to assure the availability of equitable integrated people-centred health services at an affordable price; facilitate access to affordable, safe and effective health technologies; and to strengthen health information systems and evidence-based policy-making.
UNFPA – is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. It is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA supports AMC’s program of the Coalition of CSOs on reproductive health and its pilot project on cervical cancer screening in the municipality of Prishtina. Prior to this AMC, in partnership with UNFPA, has advised the Ministry of Health in establishing the Line Services for Gynecology/Obstetrics and Neonatology, ultimately leading towards a better health care delivery management system for mothers and children.
700 for Science
Our main partner in our Cervical Cancer Screening Program. 700 for Science is a global nonprofit comprised of researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. This foundation looks for promising technology and then team up with in-country health experts to introduce healthcare innovations to medically under-served areas.
Solidar Suisse Kosovo
Solidar Suisse Kosovo – committed to a fairer society – socially, politically and economically. Solidar Suisse Kosovo’s support is enabling AMC to conduct a needs assessment for pregnant women and newborns, the findings of which will be used to advocate for health insurance scheme for mothers in the Ministry of Health.
Embassy of the Czech Republic
The Embassy of the Czech Republic supports the Women’s Health Resource Center curriculum development, staff training, and program strengthening.
The Mission is mandated to help ensure conditions for a peaceful and normal life for all inhabitants of Kosovo and advance regional stability in the Western Balkans. UNMIK supports AMC’s efforts to expand the services of Women’s Health Resource Center in the municipality of Sterpce.
Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission in Vienna
Through their direct aid program, the Australian Embassy supports strengthening and expanding the services of the Women’s Health Resource Centers in a municipality outside Prishtina.
Abbot Pharmaceuticals – is a worldwide health care company producing medical devises and pharmaceuticals. AMC was able to secure a SiPAP for UCCK, which is a medical equipment device that regulates breathing for infants. Such achievement has been made possible through the donation of Abbot Pharmaceuticals.
Cycle Kosovo for Children
Our friends in helping secure needed equipments for Neonatology Unit annually. CKC is an initiative of Mark Dixon and Thomas Flanagan – international cyclists living in Kosovo – who annually organize the fundraising cycling event, inviting cyclists on a challenge around Kosovo to support our supply programs.
Save the Children
Save the Children program approach is based on direct interventions and the establishment of good practices, capacity building of civil society and local duty bearers to respond to the needs of children. Save the Children also advocates for legislation and policies that will incorporate inclusive practices and have appropriate financial mechanisms to support systemic responses and therefore achieve long lasting positive changes for all children.
Our success would have not been possible without its donors, to whom we are highly grateful! We believe that with the help of our supporters and friends, we will establish best conditions in giving the developing child a healthy start in life. Our organization is dedicated to the process of making that happen, but we cannot do it without our donors. We are grateful to the following institutions as well as many individual donors.