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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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