Professional Health Association (PHA; Asociacioni Shëndetësor Profesional)
PHA is one of the largest professional associations multidisciplinary for treatment of pain in Kosovo. It includes health professionals actively involved in the diagnosis and treatment of pain. For future development of pain services there are some challenges and opportunities: the allocation of sub-specialization or specialization for pain specialist by the specializations committee in the MOH, the establishment of counselling for patients with pain, the opening of public centres for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. A good opportunity to improve this situation is to insert the subject of “Pain and its Management” in secondary middle schools of medicine, as well as in the University of Prishtina, Faculty of Medicine.