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, Ukraine was established in June 1994 in Kyiv to maintain effective link between WHO/Europe and Ukraine and to help in development of the effective international cooperation in the field of health with widespread involvement of the international community.

The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Ukraine. The country team consists of 25 people, including 15 experts on: HIV/AIDS, immunization and vaccine preventable diseases, maternal and child health, noncommunicable diseases, tobacco control, tuberculosis, communications and IT.

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.