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Clinic “Malarična” named after Elena Ettinger-Kavaeva

    Elena Ettinger-Kavaeva (b. Czestochowa, Poland, 1893 – d. Ohrid, Macedonia, 1983), a famous medical worker in Macedonia, on whose initiative the Health Station “Malarična” was built in 1924. The basic idea was the treatment of the disease malaria, which was widespread in the period between the wars in Macedonia. She was born in Czestochowa, graduated in pediatrics in Berlin (1920) and became a specialist in children’s diseases. Her path to Macedonia leads through Russia, where she was a participant in the October Revolution, and in 1923, together with her husband, the Macedonian doctor Vladimir Kavaev, had to fled. First they arrived in the Macedonian city of Struga, where she was appointed as a city doctor, and then moved to Ohrid, where she continued her activities in the fight against malaria. Even after the death of her husband, she remained living in Macedonia, opening the first children’s dispensary in Ohrid. The hospital so called “Malarična” (Malaria Outpatient Clinic) represents a commemoration of her medical activity, as a significant landmark of the city of Ohrid.

    Address : Dimitar Vlahov 69, Ohrid

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