The project IpA Shield II celebrates IWD2021 and shares with you opinions and thoughts of women living and working in the cross-border area.

“We used to be, we still are and we will remain in the front line of the battle… this exactly where we have to be”!
Kiriaki, Paschalina, Sofia, Anna, Evangelia, Melina | Vaccination Center – General Hospital of Kilkis

“Women united in the front line of the fight against Covid-19!”
“For us, every fight is a life bet. All together we win every battle!”
Frederici, Eleni, Olga, Katerina, Varvara | Department of COVID-19 – General Hospital of Kilkis

“What unites most the women in the cross-border area? Their endless effort to do their best for their families and their communities… to shape their future together!
A breath away from the Greek-Bulgarian borders, women working in the Primary Health Care Center of Echinos are the heart and the soul of the cross-border area.”
Primary Health Care Center of Echinos, Xanthi

“In the mountainous cross-border area Greece-Bulgaria, the women of the Primary Healthcare Center of Stavroupoli Xanthi are fighting every day united against Covid-19 pandemic.”
Primary Health Care Center of Stavroupoli, Xanthi

“Just 12 km away from the Greek-Bulgarian borders, in the heart of the cross-border area, 10 women offer their services every day in the Primary Healthcare Center of Kato Nevrokopi with patience and endless willingness, without never losing their SMiLe. They introduce themselves as the…”
Female battlegroup of the Primary Healthcare Center of Kato Nevrokopi

“In the 4th Health District of Macedonia – Thrace, EU projects’ planning and management is a women’s affair…”
Project Management Team SMiLe, Heart Safe Cities and IpA Shield II

“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

“There are the female doctors and nurses, but also there is a great number women working in administrative positions in our Health District that celebrates the International Women’s Day! We wish the best for all our female colleagues in the cross-border regions of Greece, Bulgaria and Republic of North Macedonia!”