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Technicians at the American Hospital in Albania conduct lab tests on modern equipment

Technicians at the American Hospital in Albania conduct lab tests on modern equipment not available in many of the country’s public hospitals.

The healthcare sector in Albania, one of Europe’s poorest counties, has struggled in recent years and routine procedures such as dialysis and laboratory analysis were largely unavailable to the general population.

The American Hospital has been able to grow into a leading healthcare provider in Albania and Kosovo with the help of the Southeast Europe Equity Fund (SEEF II), an OPIC-supported fund managed by Bedminster Capital Management LLC, which invested over $37.6 million since 2008.

The American Hospital provides medical procedures that most public hospitals in Albania cannot including liver transplants and dialysis. It also offers free mammograms for breast cancer detection and performed the first-ever pediatric cochlear implants in the country.

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