About WHO in Mongolia

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized UN agency responsible for health. It provides leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats. The WHO Representative’s Office in Mongolia is the official representation of the World Health Organization in the country. The role of the WHO Representative’s Office is to respond to requests from the host country to support policy-making for sustainable health development, taking a holistic health-system approach. This includes providing guidance, building up local relationships to implement technical cooperation, and ensuring that public health measures are coordinated and in place during disease outbreaks and public health emergencies. WHO Representative’s Office works closely with Ministry of Health and Sports of Mongolia and other local and international partners to promote the global and regional health goals to prevent and protect humankind from devastating ill health in an era of globalization with increasing interdependencies between countries.