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World Health Organization

Also called the WHO. An organization under the United Nations that promotes and coordinates programs related to public health. It conducts activities aimed to reduce the effect of infectious diseases, notably polio, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, among others. It worked to successfully eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. It was founded in 1948 and is based in Geneva.
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According to the UN World Health Organisation, several people have died from suspected cholera cases in the hospital in Mogadishu, and there have been many other confirmed cholera outbreaks across the country.
But the UN World Health Organisation said the camps possess "all the ingredients for an epidemic explosion" of disease if conditions do not improve soon.
The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) has provided enough diarrhoea treatment kits, health kits and emergency medicine for 2,00,000 for one month, while the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has provided 2,500 medical consultations as well as supplies.