Title : THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Date : Nov 30, 2021
Health Related Topics & International Organizations
- In 1948, the United Nations' specialised organisation for health, the World Health Organization (WHO), was established.
- The company's headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.
- There are 194 Member States, 150 Country Offices, and six Regional Offices in the Organization.
- It is an intergovernmental organisation that collaborates with its member states, usually through their health ministries.
- The WHO leads on global health issues by setting the research agenda, establishing norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy alternatives, assisting nations with technical assistance, and monitoring and assessing health trends.
- It began operations on April 7, 1948, which is now observed as World Health Day every year.
- Assume the role of directing and organising international health work.
- Establish and sustain efficient coordination with the United Nations, specialised agencies, governmental health administrations, professional groups, and other organisations as needed.
- On request, provide help to governments in strengthening health services.
- To encourage collaboration between scientific and professional organisations that work to improve health.
- Delegates representing Members make up the Health Assembly.
- Each Member is represented by a maximum of three delegates, one of whom is appointed as head delegate by the Member.
- These delegates are chosen from among those with the highest level of technical expertise in the subject of health, preferably representing the Member's national health administration.
- The Health Assembly holds regular annual sessions as well as special sessions on occasion.
- The Organization's policies are decided by the Health Assembly.
- It oversees the Organization's financial policy and examines and approves the budget.
- In accordance with any agreement between the Organization and the United Nations, it reports to the Economic and Social Council.
- The Secretariat is a group of people who work together to make
- The Director-General, as well as such technical and administrative staff as the Organization may require, make up the Secretariat.
- The Health Assembly appoints the Director-General on the Board's nomination and on such terms as the Assembly determines.
- Source à The Hindu à 30/11/21 à Page Number 1
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