World Health Organization

The World Health Organization, commonly known as WHO, is an agency run by the United Nations (UN) that seeks to improve and maintain health worldwide, focusing on a variety of areas ranging from communicable and noncommunicable diseases such as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), malaria, and cancer to substance abuse and basic hygiene. It has existed since July 22, 1946, when its constitution was signed by 61 countries; it now consists of almost 200. It is considered a part of the United Nations Development Group, which seeks to implement UN practices and ideas at the level of individual nations and has been active since 1997, consolidating the management and regulating and keeping track of the interaction of various UN agencies so that they can work together ...

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