World Health Organization

Specialized agency of the United Nations

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency's governing structure and principles, states its main objective as "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health." It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

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The World Health Organization's regional director for the Americas urged the United States on Tuesday to keep helping countries in the region to fight the novel..
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The World Health Organization's regional director for the Americas Carissa Etienne said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 epidemiological curve is still rising..
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New cases of COVID-19 reported daily are steadily declining in Western Europe, but not in hotspots in Russia and Eastern Europe, the World Health Organization..
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As India begins easing the Covid-19 lockdown, its challenge is population density, but there is optimism because are good models within the country to deal with..
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World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high-profile Italian doctor..
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World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high profile Italian doctor..
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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday praised the United States' "immense" and "generous" contribution to global health in a push to salvage..
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World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised on Monday the United States' "immense" contribution to global health and urged a..
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China said on Monday the United States was "addicted to quitting" following Washington's decision to leave the World Health Organization (WHO) and said the..
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The European Union urged the United States on Saturday to reconsider its decision to cut ties with the World Health Organization over its handling of the..
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The European Union urged the United States on Saturday to reconsider its decision to cut ties with the World Health Organization over its handling of the..
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The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus,..
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Thirty-seven countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) appealed on Friday for common ownership of vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the..
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged fellow leaders to consider providing further support to multilateral institutions like the United Nations and..
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About 159,000 more people in 24 European countries have died since early March than would have ordinarily been expected, a World Health Organization (WHO)..
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About 159,000 more people in 24 European countries have died since early March than would have ordinarily been expected, a World Health Organization official..
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The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday the creation of a foundation to tap new sources of funding that could help ease a potential cash shortage as..
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World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Wednesday the creation of a foundation that will enable it to tap new sources..
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World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Wednesday the creation of a foundation that will enable it to tap new sources..
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The Americas have emerged as the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a Tuesday briefing, as a U.S. study..
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The World Health Organization (WHO) considers the Americas the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, and now is not the time for countries to ease..
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The World Health Organization has urged Indonesia, one of the world's biggest advocates of two malaria drugs to treat the coronavirus, to suspend such treatment..
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The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros..
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Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an "immediate second peak" if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the..
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The WHO guidelines on PPE strike a balance between protection against infection and allowing health workers "ease, dexterity, comfort and minimal heat-associated..
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Africa has so far been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization is worried the continent could face a "silent epidemic" if..
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World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has done a good job and countries with decency will support the body, the Chinese government's..
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