Donation of another 20 LCD devices to healthcare facilities and institutions in FBiH
By procuring 20 LCD devices, UNICEF BiH wants to support alternative methods of communication with the community
UNICEF BiH, in partnership with USAID BiH, donated to the Institute for Public Health of the Federation of BiH another 20 LCD devices intended for broadcasting educational-informative and promotional materials about COVID-19 vaccination, routine immunization of children and youth in the Federation of BiH and other public health topics, which are distributed among the cities and municipalities of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
"The Institute for Public Health of FBiH, in cooperation with the cantonal public health institutes, carried out a needs assessment and defined a list of locations for installing LCD devices. The team of the Institute for Public Health of the Federation of BiH made field visits to all institutions that accepted this donation, after which the devices were installed in 20 locations throughout the Federation of BiH, including healthcare institutions, municipal service counters, shopping centres and the International Airport in Sarajevo," says Prof. Dr. Aida Ramić Čatak, assistant director of the Institute for Public Health of the Federation of BiH for professional affairs.
By procuring 20 LCD devices, UNICEF BiH wants to support alternative methods of communication with the community in order to convey important information about public health.
"UNICEF BiH, with the support of USAID and in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of FBIH and the Institute for Public Health of FBIH, among other things, is working on strengthening the capacity of healthcare institutions to communicate with the community as efficiently and as better as possible on public health topics, including vaccination against COVID-19. All citizens have the right to accurate, verified and relevant information of importance for public health, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to reduce its consequences" - said Ms. Fatima Čengić, Head of the Health and ECD Programmes at UNICEF BiH.
The healthcare facilities and institutions to which the LCD devices were donated thanked UNICEF BiH and the Institute for Public Health of the Federation of BiH for the valuable donation.
"Broadcasting various promotional content, text and video materials is of great importance for informing our citizens regarding overall health care, primarily in this period when the promotion of vaccination against COVID-19 and mandatory vaccination of children and youth is of great importance. With this donation, we increased the care of the health of our citizens through timely information on the most current topics and public health information, all with the aim of better health promotion and prevention" - said Vernesa Šarić, head nurse of the Zenica Healthcare Centre.
“This donation is of great importance for the Livno Healthcare Centre. Not only does it follow the trends of new technologies and ways of providing information to the users of our services, but at the same time we act ecologically, because we are changing to a large extent the current way of providing information through printed posters. In cooperation with the Institute for Public Health of FBiH, in this way we can provide our patients with current information on all public health topics and issues in BiH, as well as useful information from our Healthcare Centre" - said Dr. Jandra Hrgić, director of the Livno Healthcare Centre.
"The city of Goražde is a socially responsible administrative body and, in addition to its statutory basic and other responsibilities, it takes great care of the health of all citizens of the city of Goražde, as well as all those who visit the city of Goražde for any reason. To this end, the possibility of informing citizens about public health topics through digital technologies is of immense importance," said Mr. Ernest Imamović, Mayor of Goražde.
LCD devices were installed in healthcare centres in Grude, Livno, Saraj Polje, Mostar, Stari Grad Mostar, Čapljina, Zenica, Tešanj and Odžak. They were also installed in Orašje Cantonal Hospital, Cantonal Hospital "Dr. Irfan Ljubijankić" in Bihać and Cantonal Hospital "Dr. Safet Mujić" in Mostar. In addition to healthcare institutions, LCD devices have also been installed in the premises of the municipalities of Centar, Vogošća, the City Administrations of Mostar, Goražde, Tuzla, Živinice and Gračanica, and at Sarajevo International Airport.
Previously, UNICEF BiH, in partnership with USAID BiH, donated three LCD devices to the Institute for Public Health of the Federation of BiH, which were installed in the Tuzla University Clinical Centre, the Mostar University Clinical Hospital and the Mepas Mall shopping centre in Mostar. An outdoor LCD totem installed in front of the building of the Institute for Public Health of the Federation of BiH in Sarajevo is also a valuable donation.