WHO’s work with countries

WHO Country Cooperation Strategies and Briefs

All countries with a WHO office have a Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS). CCSs
are flexible to align with the national health planning cycle (generally 4-5 years).

After the WHO country office and the government finalize the CCS, the country office develops a CCS Brief. The 2-page brief is updated each year, in advance of the World
Health Assembly. It summarizes:

  • the main features of the country context in relation to health, development and cooperation with partners;
  • WHO’s main work priorities with the country in the medium term; and
  • key public health indicators, utilizing data from the WHO Global Health Observatory.

All available CCSs and CCS Briefs are searchable from the menu below – by WHO region,
country and language of the document.