WHO Country Office

The role of a WHO/Europe country office is to respond to requests from the host country to support policy-making for sustainable health development, taking a holistic health-system approach. This includes providing guidance, building up local relationships to implement technical cooperation, making standards and agreements, and ensuring that public health measures are coordinated and in place during crises.

The WHO Country Office, Azerbaijan was established in June 1994 in Baku to assist in the implementation of WHO programmes in the country.

The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Azerbaijan. The country team consists of 6 people, including experts on: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, avian influenza, the International Health Regulations, vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization.

The priorities for the Country Office are set out in the biennial collaborative agreement between WHO/Europe and the host country. The Office implements the agreement in close collaboration with national institutions and international partner agencies.