Demographic and Health Challenges Facing Albania in the 21st Century

In-depth secondary analysis of demographic and health trends and challenges in Albania

No. of pages: 142

Publication date: January 2021

Author: Dr Arjan Gjonça, Dr Genc Burazeri, Dr Alban Ylli

Publisher: UNFPA

ISBN: ISBN 978-9928-149-91-6

Detailed in-depth analysis of Demographic and Health Challenges facing Albania in the 21st Century prepared by a group of experts in the fields of demography and public health. From a scientific perspective, this report is very important as it highlights the urgent challenges Albania faces today, as well as provides reccommendations for integrated policies as a tool to address such challenges, policies not just for the health of young children, but their mothers’ as well.

 

The report highlights the need to focus on the potential of young people in the country through development of policies, not only to stop migration, but also to slow down the aging process. The report also emphasizes that the focus on the elderly should be a new agenda for health and social care, as Albanian population is aging at a very high rate. The report does not leave aside focus on human rights and reproductive health rights. Addressing the regulation of abortion, sex-bias abortion, as well as the empowerment of women in decision-making in all aspects of life, this report underlines the importance of reproductive health rights as part of human rights.