A health care worker looks at data on a computer screen Located in the Regional Office, the WHO Bahrain desk officer works with the Government and health authorities to strengthen national health services, address public health issues, and support and promote research for health.

The desk officer assembles and coordinates the support of all technical, administrative and financial capabilities in the Regional Office to support the Government of Bahrain at its request.

The Bahrain desk officer supports the Government in comprehensive reviews of the country's situation and needs; policy analysis; formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of strategies for health for all; development of the national health system, bringing science and technology to bear on health development; and cooperative planning of programmes in which WHO is involved.

Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 1200
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 9.6
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)  22
Total life expectancy at birth (years)  77.0

Source: Country statistical profiles (2014)

See Bahrain country profile

Regional Health Observatory

WHO collaboration

Country Cooperation Strategy