In Albania there is almost no funding for palliative care from the state health care system. The only contribution is the reimbursement of the cost for some drugs.
32.8% of the population lives under the poverty threshold ($5 a day) according to World Bank Statistics.
As of 2017, there were 12 providers offering palliative care in Albania. Geographically, coverage is about one third of the country and in terms of actual access this is less than 6%.