WHO Albania and MoHSP discuss the strategic action against Covid-19

- Strategic action during autumn-winter season in focus

WHO Representative and Head of the Country Office in Albania of WHO, Dr. Bettina Menne met today with the Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta Manastirliu, to discuss the joint steps towards strategic actions against the Covid-19 pandemic for the autumn – winter season.

Calling the meeting very fruitful, Dr. Menne said that the cooperation between WHO and the authorities remain a key point to successfully implement strategic plans to defeating the pandemic.

Albanian authorities relied strongly on WHO guidelines for the protocols allowing for the re-opening of schools earlier in September. WHO advise and guidelines were used as well for the restarting of indoor activities on Oct.1st.

While the main national laboratories delivering testing for COVID-19 have at least doubled their capacities, WHO has played a key role to supply the necessary equipment and technology as well as training for the staff – either directly or through other donors. Additional support and training is continuing to being delivered according to documents that the Albanian Government has turned into strategic milestones of a consolidated cooperation.

Dr. Bettina Menne (right) and Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta Manastirliu (left)
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World Health Organization
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Albania Ministry of Health and Social Protection