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WHO in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for public health within the United Nations system. The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean is one of WHO’s 6 regional offices around the world. It serves the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, which comprises 21 Member States and Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip), with a population of nearly 583 million people.

Governance

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for public health within the United Nations system.

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Regional Director

Dr Mahmoud M Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

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Country support

Country focus strategy aligns the priorities of WHO leadership with national health needs.

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Programme management

The Twelfth General Programme of Work provides a strategic for WHO work for 2014–2019.

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2016 year in review

2016 Year in review

The work of WHO in emergencies

Our countries

Our countries

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