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World Health Organization (WHO)

The world health organization (who), established in 1948 and with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, is the United Nations (UN) specialized agency for health. The organization is perhaps best known for its work to prevent and control epidemics like polio, tuberculosis, malaria, and other diseases. Its constitutional objective is the attainment, for all peoples of the world, of the highest possible level of health. The WHO does not supply health services directly, but rather provides research, advice, training, and funding to assist mainly developing countries to promote health and fight disease.

In terms of structure and processes, the WHO member states appoint delegations to the WHO's supreme decision-making body, the World Health Assembly. This meets once a year, and as well as appointing the director general, supervises ...

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