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 Turkey was established in 1959 in Ankara. The Office is the focal point for WHO technical cooperation in Turkey. The WHO country team consists of 25 people including experts in the fields of:
- health systems and public health;
- emergency preparedness and response;
- noncommunicable diseases;
- injuries prevention.
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.