Primary health care in Albania: rapid assessment (2018)



This report describes the main findings and recommendations of a rapid assessment of the current conditions of primary health care in Albania. Progress has been made to scale up preventive services for targeted populations. However, system barriers remain to hinder the transformation of primary health care into a family medicine–based model of care. Among other recommendations, the role of health practitioners needs to be revised and agreed with key stakeholders, clinical guidelines and protocols need to be updated, managers need to be empowered to make decisions related to tailoring policies into action and intersectoral actions need to be reinforced.