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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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Moreover, through the convention, the UN and the World Health Organization reserve the right to reassess the need for DDT every three years, leaving the door open to a complete ban.
CONTACT: World Health Organization, 525 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037/(202)974-3000.
As he was involved in the World Health Organization at an early stage, his personal experience provides ample evidence that the Vatican influenced WHO policy development from the outset, during the early period of the the Interim Commission in 1946.
Last week, Merck officials announced plans, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, to donate ivermectin to interested countries.
Address for correspondence: John Watson, Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization, 20 Ave Appia, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland; email: WatsonJ@who.
This report from the World Health Organization charts progress in global control of tuberculosis.
VACCINES: Immunizations are saving 3 million lives a year but could save 3 million more with more investment and less expensive vaccines, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and the World Bank said in a report released in Dakar, Senegal.
We, the undersigned, in light of recent statements by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control, urge all people to cease the rectal use of products containing Nonoxynol-9 (N-9).
As the World Health Organization pushes for an international tobacco control treaty by 2002, the cigarette maker is jumping onto the regulation bandwagon.
Responding to the growing worldwide interest in herbal medicines, an affiliate of the World Health Organization on Wednesday announced an initiative to begin gathering information on the safety and effectiveness of these products.
June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical trials of a potential new treatment for leishmaniasis -- a so-called "tropical" disease that also affects temperate countries and threatens an estimated 350 million people worldwide -- will begin under an agreement between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Vestar, Inc.
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