WHO meeting with the Ministry of Health in Cyprus

Ministry of Interior, Cyprus

Dr Petros Petrides, Minister of Health, Cyprus, hosted a meeting in Nicosia on 10 September 2013 with Dr Hans Kluge, Director, and Dr Sarah Thomson, Senior Health Financing Specialist, Division of Health Systems and Public Health, WHO Regional Office for Europe, and senior officials from the Ministry of Health to discuss health sector reforms underway in Cyprus.

WHO staff briefed the Minister and senior officials from the Ministry of Health on WHO’s work on health systems and the economic crisis, including in Greece and also the WHO-Observatory collaboration in Ireland.

The Minister and WHO agreed on a number of concrete steps to expand collaboration for WHO to assist the Ministry in formulating evidence-based policy decision and monitoring the impact of the reforms. WHO is synergizing its work with that of the World Bank in Cyprus.