Ministry of Health and Social Protection

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection (Albanian: Ministria e Shëndetësisë dhe Mbrojtjes Sociale) is a department of the Albanian Government, charged with the responsibility to oversee the running of Albania's healthcare system, including supporting universal and affordable access to medical, pharmaceutical and hospital services, while helping people to stay healthy through health promotion.[1]

Ministry of Health and Social Protection
Ministria e Shëndetësisë dhe Mbrojtjes Sociale
Ministria e Shëndetësisë dhe Mbrojtjes Sociale.svg
Department overview
Formed1944
JurisdictionGovernment of Albania
HeadquartersTirana, Albania
Minister responsible
WebsiteOfficial Website

HistoryEdit

In 1914 Prince William of Wied built a new structure, entrusting the then Minister of Health Mihal Turtulli. In 1920 with the government of the Lushnja Congress, was established the structure of the General Directorate of Health (DPSH), which functioned as such until 1944.[2]

The Ministry of Health was founded in 1944 when DPSH became a Ministry. The Ministry had its structure with 21 employees and 175 Albanian and foreign doctors practicing the activity throughout the country.[3]

Since the establishment of the institution, the Ministry of Health has been reorganized by joining other departments or merging with other ministries, thus resulting in its name changing several times. This list reflects the changes made in years in pluralist history since 1992 as an institution:

  • Ministry of Health and Environment (Albanian: Ministria e Shëndetësisë dhe Mjedisit) from 1992 to 1998
  • Ministry of Health (Albanian: Ministria e Shëndetësisë) from 1998 to 2017
  • Ministry of Health and Social Protection (Albanian: Ministria e Shëndetësisë dhe Mbrojtjes Sociale) from 2017 - current[4]

Subordinate institutionsEdit

The ministry owns and manages all the public hospitals in Albania

  • Albanian Health Insurance Institute
  • Public Health Institute
  • National Center for Blood Transfusion
  • National Center for the Development and Rehabilitation of Children
  • Dental Clinic for Undergraduates
  • Medical Helicopter Transportation Unit
  • National Center for Medicine and Medical Equipment
  • Electro Medical Provider
  • National Center for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Health Institutions
  • National Center of Education in Continuity

Officeholders (1944–present)Edit

No. Name
Term in office
1 Ymer Dishnica 23 October 1944 21 March 1946
2 Medar Shtylla 22 March 1946 5 June 1955
3 Ibrahim Dervishi 6 June 1955 24 September 1956
4 Manush Myftiu 4 June 1956 6 February 1958
5 Taqi Skëndi 6 February 1958 6 June 1961
6 Ciril Pistoli 6 June 1961 21 November 1971
7 Llambi Ziçishti 21 November 1971 17 May 1982
8 Ajli Alushani 17 May 1982 19 February 1987
9 Ahmet Kamberi 20 February 1987 21 February 1991
10 Sabit Brokaj 22 February 1991 6 December 1991
11 Kristo Pano 18 December 1991 13 April 1992
12 Tritan Shehu 13 April 1992 14 January 1994
13 Maksim Cikuli 14 January 1994 10 March 1997
14 Astrit Kalenja 11 March 1997 24 July 1997
15 Leonard Solis 25 July 1997 28 November 1999
16 Gjergj Koja 28 November 1999 29 January 2002
17 Mustafa Xhani 22 February 2002 29 December 2003
18 Leonard Solis 29 December 2003 1 September 2005
19 Maksim Cikuli 9 September 2005 1 March 2007
20 Nard Ndoka 1 March 2007 23 July 2008
21 Anila Godo 23 July 2008 16 September 2009
22 Petrit Vasili 16 September 2009 27 June 2012
23 Vangjel Tavo 27 June 2012 3 April 2013
24 Halim Kosova 3 April 2013 14 September 2013
25 Ilir Beqaj 15 September 2013 12 March 2017
26 Ogerta Manastirliu 13 March 2017 21 May 2017
27 Arben Beqiri 22 May 2017 9 September 2017
28 Ogerta Manastirliu 13 September 2017 Incumbent

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.shendetesia.gov.al/al/ministria/ministri
  2. ^ 1880-1923., Herbert, Aubrey (2011). Albania's greatest friend : Aubrey Herbert and the making of modern Albania : diaries and papers, 1904-1923. Destani, Bejtullah D., Tomes, Jason., Centre for Albanian Studies (London, England). London: I.B. Tauris. ISBN 978-1848854444. OCLC 744981895.
  3. ^ http://www.shendetesia.gov.al/al/ministria/historiku
  4. ^ "Albania PM Reveals New Cabinet". Retrieved 2018-04-18.