The WHO Country Office, Bulgaria was established in the early 1990s in Sofia and serves as the focal point for WHO activities. The Office responds to requests from the host country in order to support policy-making for sustainable health development. 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.

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Health needs top priority after Albania’s devastating quake

During the evening of November 25, Piro, a young architect from Tirana, Albania, had just finished setting up the Christmas tree at his home. "I fixed it firmly so it could survive an earthquake," he joked with his fiancée. A few hours later, just before dawn, a massive jolt shook their building. The strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Western Albania lasted for nearly 30 seconds.

WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Bulgaria
c/o National Center of Public Health and Analysis
ul. Akad. Ivan Ev. Geshov 15 (Floor 5, Office 26)
Sofia BG-1431
Tel.: +359 285 10889
Fax: +359 2 954 92 50

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
5, Sveta Nedelja Square
Sofia BG-1000
Tel.: +359 29301101, +359 29301111

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