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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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He also praised the Government of Bahrain, under leadership of HRH Prime Minister, for the attention and follow-up it has been giving to every development in the field of health, and for its keenness to strengthen cooperation with the World Health Organisation in support of global health promotion efforts.
During the meeting, they reviewed aspects of cooperation between the Sultanate and the World Health Organisation (WHO), the objectives of visit to the Sultanate, including conducting analysis for aspects of health expenditure in the Sultanate, to identify ways of enhancement of financial resources for health sector among other objectives.
Donna Kynaston is an information officer in Records and Archives at the World Health Organisation. She may be contacted at kynastond@who.int.
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