World Health Organization

A specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.

Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
  • The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
  • Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.
  • It has the authority of directing and coordinating matters related to International health.
  • World Health Assembly is the supreme decision making body of WHO, attended by delegations from all member states.
  • It meets in Geneva in May each year.
  • The Executive Board of WHO implements the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly.

The WHO is responsible for

  1. World Health Report
  2. Worldwide World Health Survey
  3. World Health Day
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