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