WHO Country Office


The role of a WHO 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, Belarus was established in April 1994 in Minsk to support the country in development of its health care system (for example, human resources for health and health care financing) and to advocate public health.

The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Belarus. The country team consists of five people, including three experts on:

  • public heath
  • health system development
  • health care evaluation
  • primary health care
  • tuberculosis
  • communicable diseases
  • parenteral hepatitis
  • sexually transmitted infections.

The main priorities for the Country Office are set out in the biennial collaborative agreement between WHO/Europe and Belarus. The Office implements the agreement in close collaboration with national institutions and international partner agencies. The Country Office is also engaged in other key national and international health-related events.