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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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23) These new expectations helped fragment the traditional UN World Health Organization international health architecture, and shift authority to a wide assortment of global and regional agencies, NGOs, bilaterals, philanthropies, and business organizations.
'If you don't feel there's much point in your own survival, you don't see the point in taking precautions to protect yourself,' noted Freeman, who has advised the UN World Health Organization on how better to integrate mental health into its HIV/ AIDS initiatives.
Codex was created in 1963 by the UN Food & Agriculture Organization and the UN World Health Organization. Codex develops food standards, guidelines and codes of practice in order to protect the health of consumers, ensure fair food trade practices and promote coordination of food standards undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
The UN World Health Organization reported in May that people born in 2025 can expect to live the longest, 82 years, if they live in Italy, Iceland, Japan or Sweden.
The UN World Health Organization (WHO), has established some 51 therapeutic feeding centres in 17 governorates, 27 of them were opened this year to provide life-saving treatment for severely malnourished children with medical complications.
the most recent year for which the UN World Health Organization has data for 190 countries.
In collaboration with the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health, IOM health teams are reportedly conducting oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaigns across the country.
Last week, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners today appealed for $31 million to ensure the continuity of medical services for nearly 15 million Yemenis following the collapse of the country's health system.
The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it now testing a new system for collecting data to ensure that attacks against healthcare workers in the line of fire from Afghanistan to Ukraine and Yemen do not go unnoticed and that they are better protected from violence and harm.