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MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network.

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Genci Dervishi

Lecturer Institute of Public HealthEpidemiology and Public Health


Location: Tirana, Albania


Genci Dervishi is a Master of Sciences in Public Health, Specialist in Public Health has developed many research projects on the nutrition of the Roma community and the nutrition on Students of the University of Sports. Has also undertaken research on the use of marijuana in high schools in Tirana. He is the coauthor of the publications “Albania Report on Occupational Safety and Health”, “Assessment on water, sanitation and hygiene needs in Shkodra and Dibra”, “Assessment of Energy Efficiency in Health Facilities in Albania and Piloting an Efficiency Plan for Healthcare Facilities. He is a specialist in Environmental epidemiology and air quality control sector at the Institute of Public Health, Lecturer at the Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Albania.