Albania

Public Health Institute

(Instituti i Shëndetit Publik)

Telephone: 374 756

Alexander Moisiu Str. 80
Tirana, Albania

Arjan Bregu – Director

www.ishp.gov.al

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Institute Profile

Albania's Public Health Institute was founded in 1935 and has evolved to take primary responsibility of public health in the country. The mission of PHI is to prevent and control disease, injury, disability, and health damaging environmental factors in Albania. PHI, in close cooperation with other organizaitons is also responsible for the development of health promotion and education programs.

PHI :

  • Surveillance
  • Identification and monitoring of health risks.
  • Health educational and public health promotion
  • Data driven policy
  • Public health human resource training.
  • Research

Some of their centers include:

  • National Center For Research / Study In Public Health;
  • National Centre For Training In Public Health;
  • National Technical Center Of Expertise In Public Health;
  • National Reference Center On Public Health;
  • National Operations Center In Public Health;
  • National Center Of Quality Control And Safety Of The Public Health Laboratory

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Albania Facts

POPULATION:

3,155,000

SIZE:

28,748 sq km

GDP (USD):

$13.0 billion

AVERAGE INCOME:

$7,520

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:

  • Stroke
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Cancers
  • Hypertension
  • Influenza & Pneumonia

INFANT MORTALITY:

16 deaths/1,000 live births

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:

Male: 72
Female: 75

 


Source: WHO, World Bank, World Health Rankings