World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) was established on April 7, 1948. The WHO is an agencyinstitution within the structure of the United Nations. It was developed through the discussions that originated in the San Francisco Conference, April to June, 1945, and the International Health Conference at New York (convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Council), June to July, 1946. Prior to the establishment of the WHO, three key dates indicate the institutionalization of health on an international scale: 1851, The First International Sanitary Conference held in Paris; 1907, the agreement setting up the Office International d'Hygiène Publique signed in Rome; 1919, Health Organisation of the League of Nations that led to the creation of the body that developed into the WHO.

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