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, Bosnia and Herzegovina was established in October 1992 in Sarajevo to continuously support health authorities and partners in Bosnia and Herzegovina in improving population health through evidence-based, sustainable public health interventions.

The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The country team consists of 7 people, including 3 professionals with background in public health and health management.

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.