WHO: World Health Organisation


Like other international organizations in the World, World Health Organization  (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is main concerned with international public health with the coordination of its members states .

It was established on 7 April 1948, after the World War ll (1939-45) and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organisation, was an agency of the League of Nations.

On 22 July 1946 with the first meeting Of the World Health Assembly it's Constitution had been signed by 61 Countries.

It incorporated the Office International d'Hygiène Publique and the League of Nations Health Organization. Since its establishment, it has played a leading role in the eradicationof smallpox.
Its current priorities include  communicable diseases, in particular  HIV/AIDSEbolamalaria and  tuberculosis; the mitigation of the effects of non-communicable diseases such as sexual and  reproductive health, development, and  agingnutritionfood security and healthy eating; occupational health; substance abuse; and driving the development of reporting, publications, and networking.

The WHO Conduct Worldwide survey in all across the country and in accordance of that result WHO suggest those countries to taken measures against such health issues.

The WHO is responsible for the World Health Report, the worldwide World Health Survey, and World Health Day

In the era of rapid industrialization growth where economic distribution are much centralised and extend the width of income distribution among least developing countries and developed countries, it generate many natural or Man Made disease which impact mostly on third world countries like; Africa and so on. It is important for all countries in the globe to coordinated with this health issues and resolve this As soon as possible.

The current Director-General of the WHO is Tedros Adhanom, who started his five-year term on 1 July 2017.


Subject Matters of WHO

1. It responsible for providing leadership on global health matters.

2. Shaping the health research agenda. 

3. Setting norms and standards.

4. Articulating evidence- based policy options.

5. Providing technical support to countries.

6. Monitoring and assessing health trends.




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