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

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

Areas of work

The 2014–2015 priorities for collaboration with Bulgaria are:
  • control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases
  • control and prevention of communicable diseases
  • promotiion of health throughout the life-course
  • strengthening of preparedness, surveillance and response
  • health systems strengthening
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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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