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, Tajikistan was established in 1992 in Dushanbe city to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health in strengthening of the public health system in the country.
The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Tajikistan. The country team consists of 24 people, including 12 experts on: health policy and financing, immunization and surveillance, epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, avian influenza and other communicable diseases, disaster preparedness and response, family and community health, nutrition, food safety and food security, mental health and 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.