Following the signing of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between Albania and Turkey, the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania on cooperation in the field of Health was signed today in Ankara.
The agreement signed by the Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta Manastirliu and Dr. Fahrettin Koca, the Minister of Health of Turkey, aims to support and improve the exchange of knowledge, experience, services and technology between the two countries, to strengthen systems and health policies, through advanced academic and scientific practices.
Cooperation between the two countries in the field of health is an important factor in national development, as countries will exchange experience and cooperate in strengthening health care systems, public health, exchange of knowledge and experience on drugs, protective equipment and vaccines, regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The agreement between the two Ministries of Health will extend to cooperation on health information systems and technologies, statistics, hospital information management systems, accreditation and quality control services, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, vaccines, biotechnology, etc.
Another important point of this agreement is the cooperation in emergencies, natural disasters and the development of joint work projects such as the joint organization of health weeks, health business forums, etc.
The renewed agreement also stipulates that the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey will continue to provide free treatment, for 100 patients per year from Albania for difficult interventions, who need highly specialized treatment.