Tajikistan and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed a cooperation agreement for the next two years. 

The agreement was signed in Dushanbe on October 20 between the Government of Tajikistan, represented by Jamoliddin Abdullozoda, Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Population, and the World Health Organization, represented by Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe

Tajik health minister expressed gratitude to the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) for support providing to Tajikistan in the fight against the novel coronavirus, according to the press center of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP). 

The WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) is one of WHO’s six regional offices around the world.  It serves the WHO European Region, which comprises 53 countries, covering a vast geographical region from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. 

The WHO Country Office in Tajikistan was established in Dushanbe in 1992 to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health in strengthening of the public health system in the country.  The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Tajikistan.  The country team consists of 24 staff members, including 12 experts in the fields of health policy and financing, immunization and surveillance, epidemiology, communicable diseases, disaster preparedness and response, family and community health, nutrition, food safety and food security, mental health and environment and health.