World Health Organization

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WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system (194 member states).

Their goals are to:

  • providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed;
  • shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge;
  • setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation;
  • articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options;
  • providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and
  • monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.


Geneva, Switzerland
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Recent News

WHO welcomes decision to establish United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response