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World Health Organization (WHO)

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Jaclyn Viehweger

on 18 January 2014

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World Health Organization (WHO)
What is WHO?
The World Health Organization is an agency within the United Nations responsible for international public health.
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.
Core Functions
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, catalyzing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and
monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.
When the United Nations was founded in 1945 they discussed the creation of a global health organization
It was established on April 7th, 1948
WHO is a member of the United Nations Development group
By: Jaclyn Viehweger
WHO Agenda
1.Promoting development
2.Fostering health security
3.Strengthening health systems
4.Harnessing research information and evidence
5.Enhancing partnerships
6.Improving performance
WHO has 194 Member States
In order to belong to WHO, countries must accept its constitution
Many (but not all!!) of the members of WHO belong to the UN as well
World Health Day
April 7th every year as established by the WHO
WHO is able to advertise a health issue of global importance
Topic for discussion 2014: Vector-borne diseases
Why do we care?
World health is a global issue
As global citizens we should do our duty by contributing to these global organization such as WHO
The programs WHO is responsible for will contribute to the UN"s champion goals
For more information about the World Health Organization and what WHO does please visit:

World Health Organization
. World Health Organization, n.d. Web. 16 Jan 2014.

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