Health, Education and Other Building
|•||seven local clinics, known as ‘ambulantas’, which served neighbourhoods or nearby villages, providing primary health care;|
|•||two old people's homes, one on each side;|
|•||three hospitals, including a general hospital on the east side (‘South Camp’) and also one on the west side (‘Dom Zdravlja’), as well as a paediatric and maternity hospital (‘Brankovac’); and|
|•||three support facilities, namely the public health institute, social work centre and rehabilitation centre.|
The EUAM Director of Health, Dr Pasqualino (‘Nino’) Procacci, managed the implementation of the construction projects. I interviewed and selected several Bosnian architects (at his request) and they worked under his general guidance. Upon his departure in July 1996, the responsibility was passed to me and his staff joined the Reconstruction Department.
In addition to his medical experience, Dr Procacci was a knowledgeable health systems planner. He commissioned Italian consultants to prepare a careful review of the existing situation and to propose a rational plan for the future. This covered all aspects of the health system, such as organisation and management, manpower and training, equipment and drugs, and finance. The aim was to repair the system itself—not just physical objects—but he did not succeed altogether. The reason for