Globalization and Health in Kosovo

  • Albina Balidemaj
  • Festina Balidemaj


Kosovo and the region have had a traditionally long history of problems with the health care system. The situation worsened since the ex-Yugoslav conflict in the nineties when Kosovo inherited a large, hierarchical, and centralized healthcare system from socialist Yugoslavia (UNDP, 2013). This paper focuses on the effects of globalization on health in Kosovo; more specifically the effect of Global Food Trade in Kosovo's health and the development of information technology and telemedicine in Kosovo. Further, this paper focuses on the opportunities for Kosovars to obtain healthcare outside of Kosovo as well as prospects for the medical personnel to practice their profession abroad.
Dec 30, 2014
How to Cite
BALIDEMAJ, Albina; BALIDEMAJ, Festina . Globalization and Health in Kosovo. European Journal of Social Science Education and Research, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 193-198, dec. 2014. ISSN 2312-8429. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 oct. 2019. doi: