Eastern Mediterranean Regional office of World Health Organisation

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Eastern Mediterranean Regional office of the World Health Organisation
مكتب منظمة الصحة العالمية لشرق المتوسط
Eastern Mediterranean regional office of WHO, Nasr City, Cairo.JPG
Eastern Mediterranean regional office of WHO, Nasr City, Cairo
Abbreviation EMRO
OREM
Formation between 1948 and 1952
Type Regional office of the World Health Organisation
Legal status Active
Parent organization World Health Organisation (WHO)
Website www.emro.who.int
Eastern Mediterranean regional office of WHO, Nasr City, Cairo.

Eastern Mediterranean Regional office of the World Health organisation also known shortly as EMRO is the regional office of the World Health Organization that serves the Middle East and North Africa region plus other related countries as Pakistan. It is one of World Health Organization’s six regional offices around the world.[1]

History[edit]

All the regional divisions of WHO were created between 1949 and 1952, and are based on article 44 of WHO's constitution, which allowed the WHA to "establish a [single] regional organization to meet the special needs of [each defined] area". Many decisions are made at regional level, including importance discussions over WHO's budget, and in deciding the members of the next assembly, which are designated by the regions.[2]

Service coverage[edit]

It serves the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (Middle East and North Africa region plus other related countries), which comprises 22 country and the occupied Palestinian territory (West Bank and Gaza Strip), with a population of nearly 583 million person. Aim to work with local governments, specialized agencies, partners and other stakeholders in the field of public health to develop health policies and strengthen national health systems.[3]

Location[edit]

Alexandria former EMRO-WHO building, Sanitary council establishment marble plate 1831

The EMRO Office was originally in Alexandria then later on moved to its new location in Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt.[4]

Languages[edit]

The official languages of WHO in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are Arabic, English and French. However, other national languages such as Persian, Urdu, Dari, Pashto and Somali are also used in communicating health messages and delivering health programs.[5]

Services[edit]

Unified Medical Dictionary, EMRO المعجم الطبي الموحد
  • Unified Arabic-English-French Medical Dictionary to help advance of Medicine and health related sciences in Arabic countries.[6] An online version with a search engine is available.
  • Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal[7]

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