World Health Organization (WHO)

Last Updated: June 30, 2018

Definition - What does World Health Organization (WHO) mean?

The World Health Organization (WHO), is an agency that was created April 7, 1948. WHO strives to improve public health and public health services worldwide within the United Nations' system. It primarily focuses on promoting health across the globe through education about, surveillance of, and response to disease outbreaks.

WorkplaceTesting explains World Health Organization (WHO)

The main focus of the World Health Organization (WHO) is to increase health on a worldwide basis without regards to political borders. While the original focus was primarily on targeting communicable diseases, diseases that are infectious and or contagious, in recent years the organization has increasingly begun to promote general fitness, well being, and involved itself in social justice issues.

The organization does continue to work to reduce the spread of communicable diseases such as HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria through partnerships with various governments and agencies to implement health policies, educate, and provide aid in distributing medicines and care.

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