Kosovo, Albania, Collaborate on Health

Prishtina – Kosovo and Albania signed an agreement to cooperate in implementing health reforms, ministers from both countries announced on Tuesday. “We have similar problems in the health systems and this agreement aims to join our efforts and resolve the crisis,” said Alush Gashi, Kosovo’s minister of health.

His counterpart Anila Godo said the current poor condition of the health system in both countries is partly due to lack of funds. “We will co-operate on how to make the health system more efficient, we will exchange our experiences and commit to better management of health services,” she said.

Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia on February 17, has no law on health insurance and its public health service has been criticised for being fragile and corrupt.

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