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World Health Organization

  • By: Kelley Lee
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

As the UN specialized agency for health, the World Health Organization (WHO) is the key institution concerned with global health cooperation. The WHO came into formal existence in 1948 as an amalgamation, to some extent, of existing international health organizations dating ...

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