WHO Country Office
The role of a WHO/Europe country office is to respond to requests from the host country to support policy-making for sustainable health development, taking a holistic health-system approach. This includes providing guidance, building up local relationships to implement technical cooperation, making standards and agreements, and ensuring that public health measures are coordinated and in place during crises.
The WHO Country Office, Albania was established in 1991 in Tirana to assist the Government in shaping the national health agenda, providing technical support, monitoring and assessing health trends.
The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Albania. The country team consists of 4 people.
The priorities for the Country Office are set out in the biennial collaborative agreement between WHO/Europe and the host country. The Office implements the agreement in close collaboration with national institutions and international partner agencies.