WHO’s work with countries

Global Meetings of Heads of WHO Offices in countries, territories and areas with the Director-General and Regional Directors

The biennial meeting of Heads of WHO Offices in countries, territories and areas takes place at WHO headquarters with the Director-General and Regional Directors. This global meeting is designed to make WHO’s work more responsive to country needs and to allow staff to report on progress at country level in achieving key yearly and long-term objectives.

7th Global Meeting (2013)

WHO/Violaine Martin

The 7th and most recent global meeting was held in November 2013. Its overall objective was to foster a deeper understanding of the key programmatic and managerial elements of the WHO reform, as well as its implications for WHO’s work at the country level.

Five main topics were discussed:

  • post-2015 development agenda
  • universal health coverage
  • noncommunicable diseases and mental health
  • WHO reform at country level
  • managerial reform at country level.

A series of key recommendations from the meeting form the basis for an action plan for implementation:

Reports from previous meetings, as well as summary reports, are available.