There have also been supporting actions in the field of
basic health care and personal assistance, financed through projects promoted
by the Italian NGOs operating in Albania. These actions aim in particular at
ensuring health care and assistance to vulnerable categories. For example, the Project
"The prevention, treatment and physiotherapy assistance of disability in
central and northern areas of Albania", implemented by the NGO Dokita, and
that to supply "Community-based integrated services for alcoholics, drug
addicts and those suffering from other forms of distress ", promoted by
In the same field, the Mother Teresa Hospital in Tirana has benefited from two
initiatives to strengthen health services for specific patient groups.
the Community of Sant'Egidio have promoted the Project "Protection of the
rights of the mentally ill with chronic forms of mental illness" in order
to establish group homes for patients with psychiatric disorders, as well as to
train home care assistants and staff for psychiatric clinics.
For its part, the
Magis NGO has implemented a Project for the "Early detection and social
integration of deaf children" to provide hearing aids, specialised tests
and therapy for auditory rehabilitation.