World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) was founded in 1948 and currently represents 194 member states. More than 7000 employees work for the WHO in about 150 country offices. Its headquarters are in Geneva, with six other regional offices spread across the world. The WHO has set itself the goal of achieving the highest possible level of health throughout the world and "enabling the population to have a better and healthier future". It is responsible for general health issues, the establishment of norms and standards and evidence-based policy options. Their contingent also includes immediate disaster relief and contributions to medical research. To this end, the WHO agenda contains six points: promoting the development and promotion of health security; strengthening health systems and the use of medical data collections; expanding partnerships and optimising services.

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