Albania

The WHO Country Office, Albania was established in 1991 in Tirana. It serves as the focal point for WHO activities and assists the Albanian Government in shaping the national health agenda, providing technical support, and monitoring and assessing health trends. The Country Office team consist of experts in the fields of climate change, disaster preparedness and response, food safety, mental health, mother and child health and public health.

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Health needs top priority after Albania’s devastating quake

During the evening of November 25, Piro, a young architect from Tirana, Albania, had just finished setting up the Christmas tree at his home. "I fixed it firmly so it could survive an earthquake," he joked with his fiancée. A few hours later, just before dawn, a massive jolt shook their building. The strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Western Albania lasted for nearly 30 seconds.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Albania
United Nations House
“Skenderbej” Street, Gurten Building, No 6
Tirana
Tel.: +355 42266162, +355 42266163
Fax: +355 4 2266163

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health and Social Protection
Rruga e Kavajes No 1001
Tirana
Tel.: +355 4 2362937
Fax:
http://www.shendetesia.gov.al

Data and statistics

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Estimated life expectancy, (World Health Report) (as of 2011)


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