World Health Organization (WHO) in Armenia has the duty to respond to requests from the host nation for assistance in developing policies for long-term health development using a comprehensive health-system approach. To this end, WHO gives advice, develops local contacts to achieve technical cooperation, maintains projects and agreements, and ensures that public health measures are coordinated and in place during times of crisis.
The WHO Country Office in Armenia was founded in Yerevan in 1994 and serves as the focal point for WHO activities which includes the country team of eight professional personnel who focus on health systems, communicable illnesses, and non-communicable diseases.
The biannual collaboration agreement between WHO and the host nation lays out the goals for the Country Office which then works closely with national institutions and foreign partner organizations to carry out the agreement. WHO in Armenia implements activities such as the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, strengthening intersectoral collaboration for the prevention of violence against children, physical activity, and obesity, and undertakes extensive reviews of tuberculosis prevention, control, and care as well as improving hospital care for children.