WHO Country Office

The role of a WHO/Europe 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, Romania was established in January 1991 in Bucharest to carry out a series of priority activities: drugs supply; primary health care; mother and child care, including family planning; nursing; mental health; HIV/AIDS. Today the Country Office’s main objective is to support the Ministry of Health and Romanian Government in developing health policy and improving the health of the population. The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Romania. The country team consists of three people: Head of Country Office, National Professional Officer and Administrative assistant.

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.