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World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Organization type:UN & International Organization

General contact information

  • URL: http://www.who.int
  • Address: Avenue Appia 20
  • Postal Code: 1211
  • City: Geneva 27
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Telephone: +41 227912111
  • Fax: +41 227913111
  • Email: info@who.int
  • Head of the organization: Margaret Chan

Mission & Disaster Reduction Profile

WHO, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. WHO’s Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948.

WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
 


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Working Areas
  • Hazards
  • Avalanche
  • Cold Wave
  • Cyclone
  • Drought
  • Earthquake
  • Epidemic & Pandemic
  • Flood
  • Heat Wave
  • Insect Infestation
  • Land Slide
  • NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
  • Storm Surge
  • Technical Disaster
  • Tsunami
  • Volcano
  • Wild Fire
  • Themes
  • Capacity Development
  • Civil Society/NGOs
  • Climate Change
  • Community-based DRR
  • Complex Emergency
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Early Warning
  • Economics of DRR
  • Education & School Safety
  • Environment
  • Food Security & Agriculture
  • Gender
  • GIS & Mapping
  • Governance
  • Health & Health Facilities
  • Information Management
  • Media
  • Public-private Partnerships
  • Recovery
  • Risk Identification & Assessment
  • Social Impacts & Resilience
  • Structural Safety
  • Urban Risk & Planning
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Water
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