Medical & Dental Contributions to Albania
Annual National Medical/Surgical/Dental Conferences
Every year between 1992 and 2001, the AHF sponsored, planned and coordinated a national meeting for Albanian physicians. The Albanian medical community has continued this conference independently on a yearly basis since 2002.
Short Term Medical/Surgical Teams
Volunteer physicians travel regularly to Albania to establish and maintain relationships with their Albanian colleagues and engage in teaching and Christian outreach.
Albanian Health Fund Library
Established in 2000, this library supplies Albanian medical students and physicians with much needed, up-to-date medical educational resources.
Modernization of Surgical Department
In 1997 the AHF helped establish a surgical facility acceptable to western hospital standards. The AHF helped renovate, equip, and supply three operating rooms as well as the surgical wards.
Cardiac Catheterization and Echo Labs
A team of AHF Cardiologists and Cardiothoracic Surgeons were instrumental in the donation, set up, and staff training of a Heart-Lung machine, an Anesthesia machine, and a Cardiac Echocardiography machine.
In 2001, with God-inspired donations of 3 state-of-the-art endoscopy systems, a new endoscopy suite was established. While the Albanians provided the renovated rooms for the equipment, AHF volunteers set it up and trained physicians and staff in its use.
Education in modern dental procedures, oral health, and dental prevention is given to Albanian dentists as AHF volunteer dentists travel with short-term mission trips and speak at annual conferences.
Dean's Library-Mother Theresa University Hospital
(Tirana) The computers and many of the books were made possible through a generous donation by the Albanian Health Fund.
Annual Medical Student Conference
The AHF is proud to sponsor the annual Albanian medical student conference. The annual spring conference is organized and run by the Albanian medical students. Physicians, dentists, and nurses from the United States and Great Britain attend to facilitate and support the event.