On 24.11.2015. the Management Board of AKAZ (Agency for Quality and Accreditation in Health in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina), at its nineteenth regular session, after reviewing the proposal of the Commission for accreditation and certification, as well as final reports on the external evaluation in cases of accreditation, issued Decision on unconditional accreditations and certifications of 3 Drop-in Centres of Association Margina in Zenica, Tuzla and Mostar.

Accreditation of drop-in centres in the Federation is part of the project implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is supported by the Global Fund UN (GFAT project), and is being implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2007. The main goal is that, through accreditation standards and accreditation of Drop-in Centres, all centres in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina operate and provide services to their clients at a guaranteed level of quality and with the priority on, above all, the safety of users and staff in Drop-in Centres.

Obtaining official status of accredited drop-in centres is a result of a process which lasted for more than a year. During this process, the staff of the Centres have received training and worked hard on the preparation of policies, rules and procedures, and improving the quality of service provision. Also, in accordance with the regulations of AKAZ, two self-assessment and a final external evaluation were carried out.

Today, the Association Margina can proudly say that its Drop-in Centres in Zenica, Tuzla and Mostar are the first centres of this type officially accredited by the high-ranking government agency in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region.

 Tuzla, 27.11.2015.

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