Albania Mission Against
Human Trafficking

MARY WARD LORETO is planting hope with a human rights approach to combating modern day slavery. This challenging mission is implemented through works of justice, education, grass roots action and systemic change. The aim is to eradicate poverty, the prime cause for human trafficking.

In Tropoje, in the far north of mountainous region of Albania, many basic services are not accessible to the MWL beneficiaries. Therefore the need to empower and support state institutions, which should be providing community services, is one of the initiatives of MWL. This initiative increases statutory staff capacities. Consequent to this the quality of care, offered by the community services to the beneficiaries, is made better in the community. In collaboration with the Sue Ryder Foundation, MWL has begun, during this time, the first sessions of Palliative Care training with 31 participants, from the primary health care staff and from Bajram Curri hospital. This course is scheduled for 6 sessions, giving the medical staff the opportunity to receive credits and certification in the work for Palliative Care. Increasing the quality of service increases access to health needs and reduces vulnerability in the community.