The wife of the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Elizabeta Gjorgievska, attended today in Ohrid the opening of the Center for Early Intervention and Treatment of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder at the PHI General Hospital – Ohrid, intended for children aged 2 to 8 years.

The Center is built with the donation of the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria through the 2019 Assistance and Development Program. Project holder is the Association of Citizens for the Treatment of People with Autism, ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome “In My World”, supported by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of North Macedonia, which provided the premises within the Ohrid General Hospital and the hospital St. Erasmus.

“It really is a beautiful place where children can be treated with the most modern methods. I wish them success in the future. As we have heard, there are patients already enrolled and many more are expected. I believe that this Center will contribute to improving the health of many children”, Gjorgievska said.

The opening of the Center was also attended by Venko Filipce, Minister of Health of the Republic of North Macedonia, Kiril Ananiev, Minister of Health of the Republic of Bulgaria, Angel Angelov, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of North Macedonia, Slavica Maleska Stojadinovic, Director of the Hospital in Ohrid, Zlatko Stojanovski, President of the Autism Society “In My World”, Dimitar Ivanov, Bulgarian Consul General in Bitola, and Antonia Veleva, Advisor at the Bulgarian Embassy in Skopje.

The President’s wife, along with some of the attendees at the Center’s opening, will visit primary schools in three Bitola villages: Bach, Radobor and Charlija. In the primary school “Goce Delchev” in village Charlija, at the official presentation of the implemented projects for reconstruction of the schools by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, the students from these three schools will entertain the audience.

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