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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WHO/Europe offices

and Head of Country Office Slovenia
c/o National Center of Public Health and Analysis
15 Akad. Ivan Ev.Geshov blvd-fl.5-off.26
BG-1431 Sofia
Tel.: +359 2 851 0889, +359 2 953 1143
Fax: +359 2 954 9250

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
5, Sveta Nedelja Square
BG-1000 Sofia
Tel.: +359 2 9301 101, +359 2 9301 111

Areas of work

The 2012-2013 priorities in Bulgaria are:
  • Health 2020
  • Health systems strengthening and public health
  • Noncommunicable diseases, health promotion and healthy lifestyles
  • Communicable diseases, health security and environment
  • Health information, evidence, research and innovation
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Data and statistics


Total health expenditure as % of gross domestic product (GDP), WHO estimates (as of 2011)

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Key resource

List of WHO national counterparts

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