WHO country offices in the Western Pacific Region
Role of WHO country offices
WHO's country presence is the platform for effective engagement with Member States for advancing the global agenda; contributing to national health policies, strategies and plans; and for incorporating country realities and perspectives into global policies and priorities.
- Technical cooperation: Lead the provision and brokering of technical cooperation with Member States through the development of a country cooperation strategy; and identify areas requiring technical support and institutional strengthening.
- Policy advice and dialogue: Provide policy advice and lead policy dialogue at country level, as well as facilitate broader engagement of countries in regional and global policies and dialogues.
- Norms and standards: Support countries to participate effectively in the development of global norms and standards, guidelines, tools and methodologies, and in adapting them for country use and implementation.
- Knowledge generation and sharing: Support the collection, analysis, dissemination and use of national data (including surveillance data, country experiences and trends) required for monitoring the global health situation, and support research.
- Convening: Convene and coordinate health actors in support of national health developments and in response to public health emergencies
WHO’s work supports all Member States: those in which WHO has a physical presence as well as those in which it does not. The roles of WHO at country level are stated in the 65th World Health Assembly (WHA) report.