WHO has Representatives’ Offices in 17 of the 23 countries that form the Eastern Mediterranean Region. These country offices support governments and health authorities at a central and local level in strengthening health services, addressing public health issues and supporting and promoting research for health.
Physicians, public health specialists, scientists, social scientists and epidemiologists provide appropriate technical support and collaboration upon the request or acceptance of national authorities.
As the lead health agency, WHO works with many partners at a national level to support countries in reaching their national health development goals and to ensure that its efforts are coordinated. Across the Region, these include United Nations agencies, humanitarian and development partners, donors, nongovernmental organizations, WHO collaborating centres and the private sector.