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World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is dedicated to global health education and the prevention, intervention, treatment, and eradication of international public health concerns. The organization was established in 1948 and is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Today, the World Health Organization (WHO), with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, has offices in more than 150 countries and employs more than 7,000 medical and health-related professionals. WHO is responsible for the foremost international publications on health: the World Health Report, World Health Survey; it is also the sponsor of the international World Health Day. WHO is governed by the World Health Assembly, which is made up of 194 member states and is the main decision-making body for WHO. The World Health Assembly meets annually each year in ...

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