WHO Albania's Representative Speaks about PHC Investment
Albanian Daily News
Published August 14, 2019
World Health Organization's (WHO) Representative and Head of Country Office in Albania, Dr. Raul Gonzalez-Montero declared this Wednesday that in Albania's Primary Health Care (PHC) has been made a major investment.
Following an article published in the media denoting that one of Albanian healthcare centers was still using a 1918 X-Ray medical equipment, Dr. Raul Gonzalez said that two years ago, WHO carried out a quick assessment of PHC in Albania and made recommendations which were taken into account by the Government of Albania.
Meanwhile, he underlined that a major investment has been made in Primary Health Care (PHC), with 80 health centers renovated and 100 health centers under reconstruction in the framework of a plan to modernize 300 facilities by 2021.
Furthermore, aforementioned WHO Albania's Representative added that this is an example of cooperation between the Government of Albania, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and WHO, in order to advance Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Albania.
"We carried out a quick assessment of Primary Health Care (PHC) in Albania two years ago, made recommendations and the Government of Albania was extremely willing to take these recommendations into account. A major investment has been made in Primary Health Care (PHC), with 80 health centers now renovated and 100 health centers under reconstruction in the framework of a plan to modernize 300 facilities by 2021, effectively contributing to the empowerment of primary health care network. This is an example of cooperation between the Government of Albania, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the WHO to advance Universal Health Coverage in Albania", stated Dr. Raul Gonzalez-Montero.









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