The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO) is one of the six WHO regions in the world, covering 22 countries. EMRO is a culturally diverse region with a population of over 583 million people, speaking more than 500 different languages. This region faces many public health challenges such as communicable and non-communicable diseases, emergencies and outbreaks, and health system reforms. Some of the countries in this region have been affected by political instability and conflict, leading to a dire need for innovation and improvisation in healthcare services. Despite these challenges, EMRO continues to work closely with governments, organizations, and local communities to advance health and wellbeing for all. Stay tuned to our blog for more updates, insights, and stories from the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.