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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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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.
Nhan, 39, is a graduate of Harvard University Medical School and spent two years of volunteer service around the world, including working in Vietnam for the UN World Health Organization.
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.
In Geneva, UN World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan said, "The situation today is dramatically different," observing that for decades the disease, transmitted by the Aedes genus of mosquito, "slumbered," impacting primarily monkeys and occasionally causing a mild disease of low concern in humans.
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.
The UN World Health organization (WHO) also noted that evidence is mounting that earlier messages about Ebola virus disease having no treatment, cure, or vaccines are no longer entirely accurate.
At a two-day meeting in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, officials committed to better surveillance to detect cases of the virus, enhance cross-border collaboration, better engagement with local communities and closer cooperation with the UN World Health Organization and other partners.
Many countries have made progress, but despite the recent scale up in efforts, the world needs to do much more to get care to all MDR-TB patients who need it," said Margaret Chan, Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO).