PSF Canada Mission in the Balkans
In 1998, at the end of the war, PSF International known for its experience in Bosnia was asked to restore the drug distribution network and to determine the functionality of care centers throughout Kosovo.
I arrived in Pristina in November 1999; PSF International Committee was responsible for the hospital pharmacy and the country’s drug supply center. Albanian physicians whom had experienced hard times during the war feared another crisis and sought to create reserves by ordering excessive amounts of drugs. Our role was to manage the supply and reorganize the pharmacy department, which had lost its space and was in a corridor in the basement.
In addition to Pristina, PSF was responsible for four other regions or Mitrovica, Gnjilane, Prizren and Pec still being under the protection of various UN armed bodies.
Being responsible for Prizren, I had to make sure that health centers were functional and supply them with medicines and medical equipment from the warehouse.
At that time, there were ten Quebec Pharmacists in the Balkans.
Hubert Brault, Pharmacist