Please visit our new website at www.export.gov!

Healthcare Resource Guide: Kosovo

Kosovo Statistics


Health

Opportunities Best Prospects Web Resources

 

Capital: Pristina

Population: 1.852 million (2016) Currency: Euro Official Languages: Albanian, Serbian GDP: 7.072 billion USD (2013)

Health

Overview

Kosovo’s poor health and medical facilities lead many local residents to seek health-care services in neighboring countries, even for routine check-ups. The growing demand for quality health care and the lack of government resources to meet these needs create opportunities for U.S. companies to provide a variety of health-related services, including basic and specialized treatments, hospitals, clinics, emergency medical treatment facilities, and high-quality medicines and pharmaceutical products. Although Kosovo's public health facilities are available to all Kosovo citizens, many public health services in Serb-majority areas are paid for by the Government of Serbia. In 2015, the American Hospital opened in Kosovo, offering state-of-the-art technology and equipment, as well as more advanced procedures than typically offered locally.

There is little comprehensive, reliable data for the health-care industry in Kosovo. The data listed below is for the pharmaceutical sector; information for the wider-health sector is unavailable.

 

2014

2015

2016 (Estimated)

Local Production

N/A

N/A

N/A

Imports

65.1 million

75.4 million

87.3 million

Exports

149,763

118,806

150,000

Total Market Size

N/A

N/A

N/A

Unit: USD

Total market size = (total local production + imports) - exports

Data Source: 2014-2015, Kosovo Statistical Agency; 2016, unofficial estimate


Sub-Sector Best Prospects

  • Hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities
  • Emergency medical treatment services and equipment
  • Medicines, pharmaceutical products, and pharmacies
  • Hospital management, staff training, legal services
  • Dental clinics


Opportunities

  • Private hospitals, clinics, and emergency medical facilities
  • Dental clinics
  • Medical supplies and pharmacies
  • Provision of medical equipment and supplies
  • Professional staff training and consulting


Web Resources

National Institute of Public Health

Prof. Naser Ramadani, Executive Director

Telephone: +381 (0)38 541 432; +377 (0)44 503-526

E-mail: naser.ramadani@niph-kosova.org

Kosovo Medicine Agency

Address: City Hospital Roundabout

University Clinic Center

10000 Pristina, Kosovo

Telephone: +381 (0)38 512 807

Fax: +381 (0)38 512 810

Web: https://akppm.com/en

Jeton Shala, Chief Executive Officer

E-mail: jeton.shala@rks-gov.net

Ardian Rugova, Head of Medicine Registration

E-mail: ardian.rugova@rks-gov.net

Haki Ejupi, Head of Licensing and Imports

E-mail: haki.ejupi@rks-gov.net

Ministry of Health

Zagreb st. nn. (Former Lung Hospital in Dragodan/Arberi)

Pristina, Kosovo

Web: http://msh-ks.org/en/

Gani Shabani, Secretary General

Telephone: +381 (0)38 212 113

E-mail: gani.shabani@rks-gov.net

Bekim Fusha, Head of Pharmaceutical Division

Telephone: +381 (0)38 200 24 091

E-mail: Bekim.fusha@rks-gov.net

Lindita Avdyli, Director of Pharmaceutical Department

Telephone: +381 (0)38 212 298

E-mail: lindita.avdyli@rks-gov.net


  Notice to Visitors!


  The link you have chosen will take you to a non-U.S. Government website.

  If the page does not appear in 5 seconds, please click this: outside web site

  Export.gov is managed by the International Trade Administration and external links are covered by its website  disclaimer statement.


  Notice to Visitors!


  The link you have chosen will take you to a non-U.S. Government website.

  If the page does not appear in 5 seconds, please click this: outside web site

  BuyUSA.gov is managed by the International Trade Administration and external links are covered by its website disclaimer statement.