WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.
The role of WHO in public health
The Organization's core functions
The WHO agenda
A six-point agenda to improve public health
Resources and planning
Budget, fund sources and expenditures
History of WHO
Origin of WHO and historical resources
World Health Report
Report on global public health issues and key statistics
Multilingualism and WHO
Speaking health in the world's languages
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Malaysia has been certified by the World Health Organization as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the first country in the Western Pacific Region to achieve this milestone.
Questions and answers on potential risk of neural tube defects in infants born to women who were taking dolutegravir (DTG) at the time of conception.
The World Health Organization's new guideline takes a woman-centered approach effectively address and represent the needs of girls and women, as well as those of their families and communities.
Geneva -- The end of 2007 marks an important step in the history of the HIV epidemic. According to the WHO, UNAIDS and UNICEF report Towards Universal Access: Scaling up Priority HIV/AIDS Interventions in the Health Sector, nearly a million more pe...
Ginebra y Paris -- El año 2007 marca un importante hito en la historia de la epidemia de VIH/SIDA. Según un nuevo informe publicado hoy por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), el ONUSIDA y el UNICEF, en la actualidad hay cerca de tres millones...