A new hospital will be built in the capital Tirana. The new hospital center was funded by the 'Nostra Signora del Buon Consiglio' foundation - for a total investment of 19 million - and aims to become the center of excellence of the national health service.
The new hospital 'Our Lady of Good Counsel' will focus on a technical-sanitary profile and wants to become a social, psychological and socio-economic stimulus, at the service of the entire community of the country.
The inauguration of the hospital
For the inauguration of the hospital's works, the foundation 'Nostra Signora del Buon Consiglio' will hold a ceremony on Monday, starting with the 11: 30.
The President of the Republic of Albania, Ilir Meta, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Vatican City and therefore the person closest to His Holiness Pope Francis in the activities of the Catholic Church in the world, the mayor of Tirana, will attend the ceremony. Erion Veliaj, and many other Albanian religious figures as well as many political figures.
The hospital will start its activities between 18 months and will be a great job for doctors, nurses, paramedics and graduates in economics and pharmacy. Initially, approximately 150 people will be hired.
The university 'Our Lady of Good Counsel'
The Catholic University "Our Lady of Good Counsel" was born in the 2004 on the initiative of the "Our Lady of Good Counsel" Foundation founded by the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception, present in Albania by the 1993.
The Catholic University is among the first private university institutes in Albania started with the first academic year 2004-2005 and saw the first conventions between the University of Our Lady of the Good Council of Tirana and other Italian institutions including: University of Bari, University of Studies Tor Vergata - Rome, the University of Milan.
The 2006 was followed by further relations with the University of Bologna and Palermo. With these agreements, the Italian partners supported the launch of the new University, transferring their well-established know-how and thus allowing the creation of a new university training center in a country in deep transition.
The agreements have provided for the release of qualifications recognized by both universities involved, something that has already happened with the first three-year degrees in the Economics, Political Science, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Medicine courses. , Dentistry and Pharmacy.
This fact represents a very significant element for Albania - which aspires to join the European Union - as it places its graduates on the same level as its European colleagues.
The 18 May 2011 with the erective decree of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Tirana Durazzo Mons. Rrok Mirdita appoints the University Our Lady of Good Counsel as Catholic University.
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