WHO’s work with countries

Cooperation with countries

A WHO officer is talking to a group of people, Africa, 2014.
WHO/Stéphane Saporito

The World Health Organization (WHO) works with all Member States to support their national health development process, whether or not WHO has a physical presence.

In countries, WHO promotes the achievement of the highest sustainable level of health of all people.

WHO cooperates with governments and other partners in pursuing countries’ national health strategies and plans as well as collective commitments by the WHO Governing Bodies.


Department of Country Cooperation and Collaboration with the United Nations System (CCU)
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland