The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe was invited by the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan to conduct a technical mission related to COVID-19.
On May 5, the WHO Director for Europe, Hans Kluge, made the announcement in his account on Twitter. Stating that they had held a video conference with Turkmenistan's Minister of Health and Medical Industry Nurmukhammet Amannepesov, Kluge said that they accepted the invitation of the Turkmen side.
"WHO is ready to send experts as soon as possible."Hans Kluge noted in his tweet.
Arzuw NEWS contacted the WHO Regional Office for Europe in this regard and received a reply that they would share details of the WHO mission to Turkmenistan in due course.
"We and the government of Turkmenistan are working on an expert mission to the country and look forward to working together to prepare for COVID-19. We have worked with the health authorities of Turkmenistan for many years. This foundation of mutual respect and understanding will be very helpful in these times of uncertainty to protect public health. We will provide details of the mission in due course."," reads the response of a representative of the organization, by e-mail.
Earlier, on April 23, the WHO Director for Europe announced that a WHO technical team on COVID-19 would visit Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. No specific information was available as to when the visits would take place. As part of this report, a WHO COVID-19 mission, convened on May 1 from experts in public health and epidemiology, arrived in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe. This was announced in a press release, dated May 2, by the organization's European bureau.
Pictured is WHO Director for Europe Hans Kluge (Photo from twitter.com)