Kosovo, a region of southeastern Europe, was once part of the former Yugoslavia, but declared its independence in February 2008. After a period of widely-publicized and painful ethnic conflict, Kosovo is working to move forward and create a unified national identity, despite the challenges it faces.
From 2002-2004, KOGA benefited from the support of SOGC to begin an organizational capacity development process, permitting the association to establish a functional secretariat, numerous clinical committees, initiate discussions with other health professionals involved in obstetrics and gain the capacity to promote the ALARM International Program in the country.
ALARM International Program
As part of the Partnership Program and FIGO-SMN Project, the SOGC supported KOGA in its efforts to upgrade the skills of health professionals and promote the ALARM International Program in Kosovo. Using the train the trainers approach, Kosovar AIP instructors are now rolling out the ALARM International Program throughout their country.
FIGO Saving Mothers and Newborns Project
In 2007, the SOGC began working with the Kosovo Obstetrics and Gynecology Association (KOGA) and the Kosovo Midwife Association (KMA) on a FIGO Saving Mothers and Newborns Project which aimed to strengthen the organizational capacity of both professional associations to improve maternal and infant health. This project focused on developing and implementing national standards and protocols related to maternal and newborn care in regional and university maternities in Kosovo.
The SOGC's main partner in Kosovo is the Kosovo Obstetrics and Gynecology Association (KOGA), the national ob/gyn professional association.
Kosovo Obstetrics and Gynecology Association
Address: UCC- Gynecology Clinic, Pristina 10000, Kosovo
|Population: 2,126,708 (2007)|
|Median Age: 40.4 years (2008)|
|Life Expectancy: 74 years (2008)|