Heart Safe Cities Project celebrates IWD2021 – Our people in Republic of North Macedonia

The Heart Safe Cities project celebrates IWD2021 and shares with you opinions and thoughts of women living and working in the cross-border area.

“Nurses… always on the front lines in the battle for the health of the whole country. Tireless and proudly upright, side by side women with strength.”
Biljana, Keti, Vasilka, Stefka, Maja, Natasha | COVID Center and Emergency Medical Care

“Nursing is a profession of selflessness. You give not in order to receive, but simply to serve those in need.”
Dujgu Shabanova, Nurse employed in Valandovo Health Centar

“When you are a medical worker, you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.”
Jadranka Rizova, responsible laboratory assistant employed in Valandovo Health Center.

“To do what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through..that is what it is to be nurse. I am not telling you it is going to be easy. I am telling you it worth it…”
Irena Kjeramichieva, nurse in the internal ward, employed in Valandovo Health Center

“Medical worker is not what you do, it is what you are.”
Lenche Petkovska, Employed laboratory assistant in the biochemistry laboratory in Valandovo Health Center

 

Heart Safe Cities Project celebrates IWD2021 – Our people in Greece

The Heart Safe Cities project celebrates IWD2021 and shares with you opinions and thoughts of women living and working in the cross-border area.

“We used to be, we still are and we will remain in the front line of the battle… this exactly where we have to be”!
Kiriaki, Paschalina, Sofia, Anna, Evangelia, Melina | Vaccination Center – General Hospital of Kilkis

“Women united in the front line of the fight against Covid-19!”
“For us, every fight is a life bet. All together we win every battle!”
Frederici, Eleni, Olga, Katerina, Varvara | Department of COVID-19 – General Hospital of Kilkis

“What unites most the women in the cross-border area? Their endless effort to do their best for their families and their communities… to shape their future together!
A breath away from the Greek-Bulgarian borders, women working in the Primary Health Care Center of Echinos are the heart and the soul of the cross-border area.”
Primary Health Care Center of Echinos, Xanthi

“In the mountainous cross-border area Greece-Bulgaria, the women of the Primary Healthcare Center of Stavroupoli Xanthi are fighting every day united against Covid-19 pandemic.”
Primary Health Care Center of Stavroupoli, Xanthi

“Just 12 km away from the Greek-Bulgarian borders, in the heart of the cross-border area, 10 women offer their services every day in the Primary Healthcare Center of Kato Nevrokopi with patience and endless willingness, without never losing their SMiLe. They introduce themselves as the…”
Female battlegroup of the Primary Healthcare Center of Kato Nevrokopi

“In the 4th Health District of Macedonia – Thrace, EU projects’ planning and management is a women’s affair…”
Project Management Team SMiLe, Heart Safe Cities and IpA Shield II

“There are the female doctors and nurses, but also there is a great number women working in administrative positions in our Health District that celebrates the International Women’s Day! We wish the best for all our female colleagues in the cross-border regions of Greece, Bulgaria and Republic of North Macedonia!”

Heart Safe Cities Project celebrates IWD2021

The Heart Safe Cities project celebrates IWD2021 and shares with you opinions and thoughts of women living and working in the cross-border area.

“Leadership means inspiration.It means responsibility and accountability at the same time.Seeing back in the recent past, I realise that women in the health sector respond to the stereotypes following a difficult itinerary. Mothers or daughters, high-level executives or not, they stand in the front line and give daily lessons for a continuous fight all over Greece.”
Mrs Irene Chatzopoulou | Deputy – Managing Director of the 4th Health District of Macedonia and Thrace

“Being inspired by the United Nations theme for International Women’s Day 2021 “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, we had the idea to invite women living and working in the cross-border area to send their messages on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, especially addressing the women working in the Health sector. So, it will not be for one day, but for at least one week that will celebrate Women’s day by posting the numerous messages we have received. Among the first to present.”
Mrs Anastasia Orfanidou | IpA Shield II Project Manager – G.H. Kilkis.

“Looking back to where I started from until where I am today, I can remember sleepless nights studying, working, taking care of my family and still working next day…however, I never felt alone, because thousands of women all over the world had a similar life. Yet through, we have to work harder so that the younger women at least to be truly #generationequality…”
Mrs Emily Makrialea | Director for Health Services Policies Programming and Development – 4th Health District of Macedonia and Thrace

Heart Safe Cities Project celebrates IWD2021_INTERREG

The Heart Safe Cities project celebrates IWD2021 and shares with you opinions and thoughts of women living and working in the cross-border area.

“INTERREG addresses common challenges of the modern era with the aim to offer EU citizens a better everyday life with equal opportunities for all, without discriminations.”
Angeliki Bouziani |Head of the Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes (INTERREG)

“Interreg IPA CBC projects involve women who respond to the requirements of today’s societies, ranging from innovative entrepreneurship to support of socially disadvantaged people, as well as addressing emerging health challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Eleftheria Votsari |Communication & Technical Assistance Officer – Interreg IPA CBC Programme “Greece – Republic of North Macedonia 2014-2020”

“The Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme “Greece-Republic of North Macedonia” promotes actions where gender-mainsteaming aspects, such as gender equality or women’s empowerment, are part of project activies.”
Ntania Kouliali | Project Officer Interreg IPA CBC Programme “Greece – Republic of North Macedonia 2014-2020”