The ceremony of awarding the certificate of the World Health Organization was held in Ashgabat, confirming that the reference laboratory of Virology of the Center for Public Health and Nutrition received the status of a national center for influenza. The certificate was awarded by the head of the office of this organization Paulina Karvowska.
The ceremony was attended by heads and representatives of Turkmen medical institutions, the media, as well as students and teachers of the Turkmen State Medical University. At the ceremony, it was noted that recognition of the success of Turkmenistan in the field of public health is the international certificates on the elimination of a number of infectious diseases in the country. It was also emphasized that the experience of Turkmen doctors in this field was recommended for dissemination in the countries of the WHO European Region