World Health Organization (WHO)

Even during the war, leaders of Allied Governments like the President of USA, F. D. Roosevelt, and the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill realized the dangers posed by war. They held many discussions, and as a result of these discussions and debates, the decision to form the UN was taken. The Charter of the UN was drafted at San Francisco in June 1945. The UN formally came into existence on 24 October 1945 when the Charter was ratified by 29 nations. The United Nations has several specialized agencies which work to improve the social and economic conditions of a country. In this article, we have only discussed the World Health Organization (WHO).

World Health Organization (WHO)

  • The World Health Organization is a specialized agency for health. 7 April is celebrated as World Health Day every year.
  • The objective of the World Health Organization is to make efforts to help people to reach the highest level of health. WHO has defined health as a state of complete wellbeing.
  • The headquarters of WHO is located at Geneva in Switzerland.

Functions of World Health Organization (WHO)

  • It helps many countries to improve their health systems by improving the quality of services for individuals and the community.
  • It provides important drugs and medicines required for medical purposes. WHO has launched important programmes to immunise children against measles, diphtheria, tetanus, tuberculosis, polio and whooping cough.
  • It promotes research studies to cure and prevent diseases.
  • It works towards providing safe drinking water.
  • It aims towards fighting diseases and preventing them from spreading.
  • It makes special efforts in fighting against diarrheal diseases among infants and young children.

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