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World Health Organization

World Health Organization

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7000+ employees
Established in 1948

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WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.

Our goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.

For universal health coverage, we:  

- focus on primary health care to improve access to quality essential services

- work towards sustainable financing and financial protection

- improve access to essential medicines and health products

- train the health workforce and advise on labour policies

- support people's participation in national health policies

- improve monitoring, data and information.


For health emergencies, we:

- prepare for emergencies by identifying, mitigating and managing risks

- prevent emergencies and support development of tools necessary during outbreaks

- detect and respond to acute health emergencies

- support delivery of essential health services in fragile settings.


For health and well-being we:

- address social determinants

- promote intersectoral approaches for health

- prioritize health in all policies and healthy settings.


Through our work, we address:

- human capital across the life-course

- noncommunicable diseases prevention

- mental health promotion

- climate change in small island developing states

- antimicrobial resistance

- elimination and eradication of high-impact communicable diseases.

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