Swedish Medical Programme (SMP)

IOM facilitates visits of Swedish medical teams to perform complex operations together with local colleagues. Based on an assessment of the most frequently occurring medical evacuations, the Swedish teams are sent to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) to target those specialities in most urgent need of assistance. The Swedish teams screen, evaluate, and provide treatment for patients in BH who would otherwise need to be evacuated for medical care. Thus, the Swedish Medical Programme builds the capacity of local medical institutions aiming to support the establishment of a sustainable regional solution for diagnostics and treatment of children with heart malformations in BH. These activities include providing on-the-job training and sharing experiences through seminars, workshops, and lectures, as well as through donations of medical equipment. Health professionals from BH further collaborate with the Swedish medical teams, participating in preoperative investigations, surgeries, postoperative care, and medical follow-ups.