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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WHO Regional Director for Europe, Ms Zsuzsanna Jakab, meets with the Minister of Health of Albania, Mr Ilir Beqaj, in Geneva, Switzerland on the sidelines of the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, 19–24 May 2014

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WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Albania
Rruga Themistokli Gërmenji
Building 10, Apartment 12, 4th. Floor
Tel.: +355 42266162, +355 42266163
Fax: +355 4 2266163

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
Bulevardi 'Bajram Curri', Nr. 1
Tel.: +355 4 2362937

Areas of work

The 2014–2015 priorities for collaboration with Albania are:
  • control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases
  • promotion of health throughout the life-course
  • health systems strengthening
  • preparedness, surveillance and response
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Estimated life expectancy, (World Health Report) (as of 2011)

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