Bilateral Meeting Between Deputy Minister Of Health Of The Republic Of Turkey And Head Of The Who Country Office In Turkey


Head of the WHO Country Office in Turkey Dr. Pavel Ursu paid a courtesy visit to Prof.Dr. Emine Alp Meşe Deputy Minister of Health on August 16, 2018 in her office. During the meeting, the current cooperation between WHO and the Ministry, further areas of cooperation and activities to be planned for the upcoming period were discussed. 

Collaboration in public health including, non-communicable diseases, hand hygiene in hospitals, steps for reinforcing the implementation of the Biennial Cooperation Agreement, technical issues such as the Country Cooperation Strategy were among the discussion topics. In addition, the joint steps to be taken to ensure Turkey’s deserved visibility of the successful implementations as a part of response to Syrian crisis were discussed. The meeting also focused on the projects in the pipeline such as the Project of Health Security in Turkey to be implemented in cooperation of Ministry 

Finally, views were exchanged on the Ministry’s effective representation at high-level WHO meetings and in the upcoming activities.