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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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In 2003 alone, the World Health Organization predicts that there will be some ten million deaths in developing countries from malaria, tuberculosis, acute respiratory infections, and diar-rhoeal diseases.
FOOD CONTAMINATION: The World Health Organizations new guidelines help countries better defend their food supplies against terrorist attacks and to respond if such an attack occurs.
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.
The World Health Organization has prospered and grown in its 40-year history.
The disease is now endemic in more than 100 countries, and according to the World Health Organization, as many as 50 million cases of dengue infection occur each year.
Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention, United Nations Road Safety Collaboration; 2017.
International efforts to control malaria-carrying Anopheles mosquitoes were carried out in the 1950s under the auspices of the World Health Organization.
3) It is likely to call for different ways to re-test and re-approve generic medicines already accepted by the World Health Organization and in widespread use in the field.
Also present to receive Bravo Business Awards were IBM Latin America General Manager Bruno Di Leo, Visa International President Eduardo Eraha, Oracle Senior Vice President Luiz Meisler, Grupo Carso Director Roberto Slim--on behalf of Chairman Carlos Slim Helu--Brazilian Biodiversity Fund Executive Secretary Pedro Leitao, World Health Organization HIV/AIDS Department Director Paulo Roberto Teixeira and Brazilian Ambassador Lucio Amorim--on behalf of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
WHO: The food industry has infiltrated the World Health Organization and influenced policies governing dietary guidelines and safe levels of pesticides and additives, according to a report by an independent consultant to the WHO that is cited in today's London Guardian.
HIV, Ebola, hantavirus, Hepatitis-C, the Legionella bacterium and the Cyclospora parasite are just some of the almost 30 "new" disease-causing microbes and infectious diseases recognized since 1973, according to the World Health Organization.
When, the World Health Organization called for United States air districts to participate, Ventura County was the first to respond, donating equipment to an air pollution control agency in the Philippines.
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