Kosovo to shift emphasis to a primary care systemBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7215.941 (Published 09 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:941
- Hilary Bower
The United Nations Mission in Kosovo laid out an ambitious blueprint for rebuilding and modernising health services in Kosovo this week, to address not only the recent destruction of the war but 10 years of political turmoil and neglect.
According to Dr Hannu Vuori, the mission's commissioner for health and social services, the interim health policy guidelines and six month action plan launched on Monday provide a framework for the emergency relief effort, to guide the 300 or so international agencies and non-governmental organisations that have descended on the province.
But, crucially, it should also help Kosovo's health professionals to take advantage of the opportunities for long term development that exist as a result of the influx of …