Symposium on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Perceptions of Partners

Swiss National Day

𝗧𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗗𝗿. 𝗔𝗿𝗯𝗲𝗻 𝗞𝗼𝘀𝗵𝗶, 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗚𝗷𝗮𝗸𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗤𝗛 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀

Exciting day at Lipjan!

Meet the Kosovo Non-Communicable Disease Cohort (KOSCO) study nurses

𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲

Inauguration of the Gadime Family Medicine Center

Preparations for the 1st International Symposium on NCDs,

The annual Pharmacy Conference in Kosovo

Visit of the Ambassador Andrea Studer

“Nurses United: A Force for Global Health”

MoH and the Association of Family Physicians of Kosovo

The choice of doctor is everyone’s right

Dr. Ariana Bytyci- Katanolli’s recent success in her PhD defense at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health

This International Women’s Day, AQH organized a roundtable discussion with elderly women

We are happy to share with you SDC Health Newsletter with a special focus on Non Communicable Diseases in Kosovo.

An exciting opportunity for participation in the prestigious Swiss Summer School in Public Health in Lugano!

Meeting in Junik

Ceremony of certificate distribution for health managers

International Symposium on NCDs

A 3-day International Symposium on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) is taking place in Kosovo from 27-29 September 2023, hosted by the Ministry of Health of Kosovo, in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Its purpose is to exchange best practices, inspire the Kosovo NCDs Plan, and generate sustainable actions and recommendations to tackle NCD challenges.

The Symposium is accredited by the Chamber of Doctors and the Chamber of Nurses in Kosovo. Around 500 participants, including internationally renowned speakers, are expected to attend this event. Jointly with the National Institute of Public Health, the SDC Kosovo projects, Accessible Quality Healthcare and Integrated Health Services, are facilitating the organization of the symposium.


The health of the population of Kosovo has improved, with strengthened healthcare providers and managers able to meet the needs of the patients (especially vulnerable groups), who are more aware of their rights and needs.





Primary health care providers in project municipalities deliver quality services that respond better to communities’ needs, including those of vulnerable groups.



Health managers in project municipalities improve their performance in guiding service delivery towards continuous quality improvement that responds to communities’ needs.



Health awareness and care seeking behavior of the population in project municipalities improves (in particular of vulnerable groups) and communities are empowered to demand the right to quality services and better access to care.

Impact Stories


4-year phase of AQH (AQH II) commenced January 2020 and will conclude December 2023, supporting 20 of the 38 municipalities in Kosovo, as well as those national institutions responsible for ensuring the quality of Primary Health Care services.