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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 Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director

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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 Thirteenth General Programme of Work sets out WHO's strategic direction for 2019–2023.

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Emergencies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in 2017: the year in review

Emergencies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in 2017: the year in review

WHO’s work in emergencies in 2017

Our countries

Our countries

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