World Health Organization (WHO)
The history of World Health Organization in Mongolia is a story of over half a century of collaboration, going back to 18 April 1962. Over the past five decades, WHO had made significant contributions to implementation of Mongolia’s national policies and efforts to improve health and social well-being of the people of Mongolia. WHO supported the country’s health system development focusing on reducing maternal and child mortality and morbidity, introducing universal childhood immunization programme, restructuring and financing healthcare services and health insurance, supporting human resource development, strengthening health information systems and establishing multi-sectoral integrated approaches for health promotion.
WHO continues supporting Mongolia through its Ministry of Health and Sports prioritising strengthening of sub-national health systems, supporting access to quality primary health services including essential emergency and surgical care, reducing maternal and infant mortality through introducing early essential newborn care, preventing from non-communicable and communicable diseases, strengthening public health emergency and response, improving environmental and occupational health, supporting technology development, improving essential drugs supply, revising financing mechanisms of health services for vulnerable populations, sustaining immunization financing, developing human resources and managerial capacity and improving licensing and accreditation of health personnel and facilities.