Russian Federation

The WHO Country Office in the Russian Federation was established in December 1998 in Moscow. The original role of the Country Office included coordinating health sector assistance based on WHO’s technical capacity, assisting the Russian health authorities in activities against tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, and giving support for structural issues linked to essential drugs.

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WHO Regional Director for Europe, Ms Zsuzsanna Jakab, meets with the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, Professor Veronika Skvortsova, in Geneva, Switzerland on the sidelines of the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, 19–24 May 2014.

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WHO/Europe offices

WHO Country Office, Russian Federation
9, Leontyevsky Lane
Moscow 125009
Tel.: +7 495 787 2108
Fax: +7 495 787 2119

Ministry of health

Ministry of Health
3, Rakhmanovskiy per., GSP-4
Moscow 127994
Tel.: +7 495 692 3497, +7 495 606 1920
Fax: +7 495 628 5058

Areas of Work

Priorities for joint work are set out in the biennial collaborative agreement (BCA) 2012–2013 between WHO/Europe and the Russian Federation. This framework for collaboration reflects the new vision of WHO/Europe as approved by the sixtieth session of the Regional Committee for Europe – Better Health for Europe, as well as the concepts, principles and values underpinning the development of WHO/Europe's new Country Strategy and the European health policy – Health 2020.

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Data and statistics


Estimated life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)

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