The NIH operates under the supervision of Ministry of Health of Armenia. Its mission is to carry out activities aimed at development of healthcare in Armenia. The key activities of the institute include: 1-Development and implementation of continuing professional education programs. 2-Development of clinical guidelines and manuals. 3-Design and implementation of healthcare related the surveys. 4-Preparation of annual reports on healtcare of Armenia. 5-Delevopment of healthcare policy documents. 6-Acreditation of trainings and seminars for medical personnel. 7-Implementation of trainings on healthcare. 8-Acting as a focal point in tobacco control. 8-Implementation of health related projects in cooperation with international organizations, such as WHO, USAID, etc.