WHO Country Office

The role of a WHO 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 in Poland was established in 1992 in Warsaw and serves as the focal point for WHO activities in Poland. The country team consists of two people, focused on the fields of:

  • public health
  • health care systems
  • tobacco control
  • noncommunicable diseases
  • environment and health.

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.