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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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[1] Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization, Washington, DC, United States of America.
Through agreements with the World Health Organization and UNICEF, Hepavax is available in 60 countries, making it the most widely used hepatitis B vaccine in the world.
The Registry Platform seeks to bring participating registries together in a global network to provide a single point of access to the information stored in them, according to a World Health Organization statement.
With a specialty in stress related illnesses and depression, he is also extensively trained in treating the more than 40 illnesses acknowledged by the World Health Organization treatable by Acupuncture.
In his November 1 address to the National Institutes of Health, President Bush outlined a $7.1 billion program to stockpile vaccine and to build--in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the World Food Program--an international monitoring system to track the progress of the expected pandemic.
Of course the World Health Organization and other international agencies have relevant information, but it is seldom written for patients or their family members or friends.
In international health these include the World Health Organization (WHO) and NGOs like Doctors Without Borders and Catholic Relief Services.
The World Health Organization defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" (Preamble, 1946).
Currently, PEPFAR grantees are not allowed to use federal funds to purchase any generic combination anti-retrovirals, even those that have been certified by the World Health Organization's Prequalification Program, which is administered by an international panel of experts.
It was very disappointing to read that Canada is contributing $100 million of taxpayers' money to the World Health Organization to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Developed by Dow and Shell in the late 1950s, the chemical is classified as "extremely dangerous" by the World Health Organization and has been banned in the United States since 1979.
Five billion people worldwide suffer from tooth decay, says a new study by the World Health Organization. That means more than 80 percent of the world population needs to work on their smile.
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