About World Health Organization

WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva.

Email: info@who.int

Website: www.who.int/

Office Address: World Health Organization Avenue Appia 20 1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland

High-Level Meeting on the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Affirms Support for Government-Led Response and UN System-Wide Approach

On 16/Jul/2019

Almost a year after the outbreak of Ebola was declared in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and with the number of new cases at worrying levels, the United Nations hosted a high-level meeting today in Gene[...]

WHO/Europe Studies find Baby Foods are High in Sugar and Inappropriately Marketed for Babies

On 16/Jul/2019

Two new studies from WHO/Europe show that a high proportion of baby foods are incorrectly marketed as suitable for infants under the age of 6 months, and that many of those foods contain inappropriately high levels of[...]

WHO Warns of Too Sugary Baby Foods

On 15/Jul/2019

Commercial baby foods often contain too much sugar and display confusing ingredient lists, according to a UN report that proposed new guidelines Monday to improve infant diets. The World Health Organization (WHO) exami[...]

WHO Launches Five-Year Action Plan to Strengthen Regulatory Systems

On 11/Jul/2019

In recent months regulators across many countries have recalled dozens of medicines to treat high blood pressure because they were found to contain potentially cancer-causing impurities.   These medicines (inc[...]

Why we Need Strong Regulatory Systems to Reach Universal Health Coverage - WHO

On 03/Jul/2019

In recent months regulators across many countries have recalled dozens of medicines to treat high blood pressure because they were found to contain potentially cancer-causing impurities. These medicines (including va[...]

Cluster Coordinator Vacancy at World Health Organization (WHO)

On 03/Jul/2019

World Health Organization (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[...]

Cluster Consultant Vacancy at World Health Organization (WHO)

On 01/Jul/2019

World Health Organization (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[...]

Millions Of Pregnant Women Die Annually Of Nutrition Deficiencies - WHO

On 20/Jun/2019

Recent global indices by World Health Organisation (WHO) has indicated that anaemia affects 43 per cent children of age five, and over 38 percent of women during pregnancy.   This it said results from deficien[...]

WHO Offers New Tool, Sets Target to Accelerate Action against Antimicrobial Resistance

On 20/Jun/2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday launched a global campaign urging governments to adopt a tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance, adverse events and costs.   The AWaRe tool was dev[...]

In the Face of Slow Progress, WHO Offers a New Tool and Sets a Target to Accelerate Action against Antimicrobial Resistance

On 19/Jun/2019

WHO today launched a global campaign urging governments to adopt a tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance, adverse events and costs.  The AWaRe tool was developed by the WHO Essential Medicines Li[...]

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