Press Release

103 refrigerators for storage of vaccines delivered in Albania

29 April 2022

Covid-19 Response

With USAID funds, 102 vaccine refrigerators for storing COVID19 vaccines were received in the port of Durres at the beginning of April. The refrigerators are going to be distributed across Albania to strengthen the cold chain capacity in the country. An effective cold chain system is key to ensuring vaccine effectiveness.

Last week the first refrigerator was delivered to a health center in Kukës, Northern Albania. WHO Representative Geraldine McWeeney was present together with Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta Manastirliu, US Ambassador Ms. Yuri Kim, USAID Country Director, Ms. Mischere Kawas, and UNICEF representative Mr. Roberto De Bernardi.

103 refrigerators for storage of vaccines delivered in Albania

UN entities involved in this initiative

UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
WHO
World Health Organization

Other entities involved in this initiative

ALB MoHSP
Albania Ministry of Health and Social Protection
USAID
United States Agency for International Development

Goals we are supporting through this initiative