• Organization TypeGovernment
  • HeadquartersAlbania
  • Founded1920

Ministry of Health and Social Protection (Albania)

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection has the mission of drafting and implementing policies and development strategies in the health care sector, is responsible for regulating healthcare services and for coordinating work among all stakeholders, both within and outside the care system who contribute and intend to guarantee the constitutional right set forth in Article 55 of the Constitution of the Republic of Albania. It also has the mission of guaranteeing constitutional rights for social protection and inclusion, social care and equal chances. With the creation of the Albanian state (1912), health was not a constituent sector in the new government. The government led by Ismail Qemali appointed its representative, Demeter Berat, to cover the media and health problems. In 1914, the government created by Prince Vidi built a new structure, entrusting healthcare to Minister of Education Mihal Turtulli. After the collapse of the government and the launch of World War I, the health sector did not recognize development and special structure. In 1920 with the government of the Lushnja Congress, the structure of the General Directorate of Health was established, which functioned as such until 1944. General Directorates of Health (1920 - 1944) 1920 - 1931 Refat Frashëri 1931 - 1935 Osman Jonuzi 1935 - 1939 Qemal Jusifati 1939-1941 Jani Basho 1942 - 1944 Hamdi Sulçebe In 1944 DPSH became the Ministry and for the first time the Ministry of Health was established. The Ministry had its structure with 21 employees and 175 Albanian and foreign doctors practicing the activity throughout the country. Health Ministers 1944-2017 1944 - 1945 Ymer Dishnica 1946 - 1955 Medar Shtylla 1955 - 1956 Ibrahim Dervishi 1956 - 1957 Manush Myftiu 1957 - 1961 Taqi Skëndi 1961 - 1971 Ciril Pistoli 1971 - 1982 Llambi Ziçishti 1982 - 1987 Ajli Alushani 1987 - 1991 Ahmet Kamberi 1991 Sabit Brokaj 1991 Christ Pano 1992 - 1994 Tritan Shehu 1994 - 1997 Maksim Cikuli 1997 Astrit Kalenja 1997 – 1999 Leonard Solis 1999 - 2001 Gjergji Koja 2002 - 2003 Mustafa Xhani 2003 – 2005 Leonard Solis 2005 - 2007 Maksim Cikuli 2007 - 2008 Nard Ndoka 2008 - 2009 Anila Godo 2009 - 2012 Petrit Vasili 2012 - April 2013 Vangjel Tavo April 2013 - September 2013 Halim Kosova September 2013 - March 2017 Ilir Beqaj March 2017 - May 2017 Ogerta Manastirliu May 2017 - September 2017 Arben Beqiri Currently - Ogerta Manastirliu
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Company Offices

  • Albania (headquarters)
  • Tirane
  • Rruga e Kavajes,Nr. 1001,Tirane,Shqiperi