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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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