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  World Health Organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
The WHO was established by the UN on April 7, 1948.
WHO is nearing success in developing vaccines against malaria and schistosomiasis and aims to eradicate polio within the next few years.
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 World Health Organization - MSN Encarta
World Health Organization (WHO), agency of the United Nations that organizes and funds health-care programs in nearly every country in the world.
The central structure of WHO includes the policymaking body called the World Health Assembly, which consists of delegates of all member nations and meets yearly; an executive board of 32 individuals elected by the assembly; and a secretariat, consisting of a director-general and a technical and administrative staff.
In 2003 WHO was credited for organizing a rapid worldwide response to contain the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579190/World_Health_Organization.html   (391 words)

 The Avalon Project : Constitution of the World Health Organization, July 22, 1946
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
The Director-General shall be ex-officio Secretary of the Health Assembly, of the Board, of all commissions and committees of the Organization and of conferences convened by it.
The Health Assembly or the Board acting on behalf of the Health Assembly may accept and administer gifts and bequests made to the Organization provided that the conditions attached to such gifts or bequests are acceptable to the Health Assembly or the Board and are consistent with the objective and policies of the organization.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/decade/decad051.htm   (4434 words)

 World Health Organization. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
WHO admits all sovereign states (including those not belonging to the United Nations) to full membership, and it admits territories that are not self-governing to associate membership.
WHO is governed by the World Health Assembly, consisting of representatives of the entire membership, which meets at least once a year; an executive board elected by the World Health Assembly; and a secretariat headed by a director-general.
WHO has drafted conventions for preventing the international spread of disease, such as sanitary and quarantine requirements, and for reducing smoking, and has given attention to the problems of environmental pollution.
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 The History
In 1988, the World Health Assembly (WHA) the annual meeting of the ministers of health of all Member States of the World Health Organization, voted to launch a global goal to eradicate polio.
The 37 countries and territories of the WHO Western Pacific Region (WPR) are certified polio-free, the second WHO Region to be certified after the Region of the Americas in 1994.
WHO, UNICEF, partner organizations and heads of state of many countries reaffirm their commitment to the eradication of polio at the World Summit for Children.
www.polioeradication.org /history.asp   (2283 words)

 World Health Organization
WHO is deeply concerned with prevention and control of ionising radiation so dramatically highlighted by the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
WHO's tropical disease research programme is tackling insecticide resistance and the resistance of the malaria parasite in humans to the most commonly-used drugs.
WHO helps safeguard ethical standards by insisting, for example, that consensus must be reached on what is acceptable in cloning, that there is informed consent when carrying out experiments with humans, or estimating how much risk should be borne by volunteers testing the efficacy of drugs or vaccines.
www.medical-colleges.net /worldhealth.htm   (879 words)

 World Health Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948.
Health is defined in the WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
The main tasks of the World Health Assembly are to approve the WHO programme and the budget for the following biennium and to decide major policy questions.
www.v2020.org /members/who.asp   (417 words)

 WHO: World Health Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
WHO has contributed to the development of national health policy including a focus on reducing maternal and child deaths and diseases, restructuring and financing of health care services, health insurance, human resources development, strengthening health information system and establishment of multi-sectoral integrated approaches for health promotion.
World Health Assembly resolved that poliomyelitis would be eradicated by the year 2000.
WHO is still working with the Ministry of health and other Government Officials to facilitate the integration of mental health service into primary and community based health care.
www.un-mongolia.mn /who/history.htm   (1211 words)

 World Health Organization : Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
WHO is working closely with the Indonesian Ministry of Health to provide necessary resources and technical assistance.
Last year, the World Health Organization, the World Meteorological Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the United Nations Development Programme met in Mukteshwar, India to assess the human health consequences of these changes and to initiate preventative and adaptation measures.
The standards show that from birth to five years of age, nutrition, environment and health care are stronger factors in determining growth and development than gender or ethnic background.
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 The houston health club Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sufferers of mental illness, their families and carers have delivered a disturbing message to the federal government: the mental health system is broken and failing millions of australians every day.
A day after general motors reached a tentative agreement with its main labor union to reduce health costs, rival daimlerchrysler indicated tuesday it is interested in talks with the united auto workers on cost savings.
houston health club - Sufferers of mental illness, their families and carers have delivered a disturbing message to the federal government: the mental health system is broken and failing millions of australians every day.
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 World Health Organization
WHO Constitution, in 1948, defined health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
WHO is working closely with the Government for adoption of the BDN as an proven approach for poverty reduction for its countrywide replication.
WHO in collaboration with the Government working on certain measures like bed-nets, health education, better and prompt treatment and effective surveillance system in order to control Malaria that is fast re-emerging.
www.un.org.pk /who/who.htm   (913 words)

 WHO/WPRO-Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hong Kong (China), 18 May 2006—A senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) today warned countries to learn from the experience of the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak in order to be ready for new and possibly more deadly diseases in the future.
In May 2005, Member States of the WHO Western Pacific Region adopted a World Health Assembly resolution urging them to develop, implement and evaluate effective strategies and programmes for reducing the negative health and social consequences of the harmful use of alcohol.
In line with this, WHO is inviting the alcohol beverage industry, agriculture and trade sectors to nominate representatives to the open consultation to be held on 8 June 2006 at the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific on United Nations Avenue, Manila.
www.wpro.who.int   (561 words)

 World Health Organization Gives U.S. Low Rating
WHO named France as the nation that provides the best overall health care to its citizens.
DALE summarizes the expected number of years to be lived in what might be termed the equivalent of "full health." To calculate DALE, the years of ill-health are weighted according to severity and subtracted from the expected overall life expectancy to give the equivalent years of healthy life.
The WHO rankings show that years lost to disability are substantially higher in poorer countries because some limitations -- injury, blindness, paralysis and the debilitating effects of several tropical diseases such as malaria -- strike children and young adults.
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 World Health Organization
Tuberculosis (TB) is a growing problem in the WHO European Region, and the emergency in eastern Europe calls for quicker action to improve the fight against the disease.
The European Region is the WHO region with the highest alcohol intake in the world.
The WHO weekly epidemiological record has published a detailed description of the outbreak in Azerbaijan between February and April 2006, in which eight people developed avian influenza, and five of them died.
www.who.dk   (621 words)

The World Natural Health Organization was further established in order to unify all natural health care modalities, institutions of higher learning, clinics, hospitals, manufacturers of natural herbal formulas, healthy restaurants and other institutions that take the public health seriously.
Our mission is to unite all natural health care groups against the attack of government officials and special interest groups that want to eliminate the natural health care system, institutions of higher learning, the manufacturing of natural herbal products, and natural health care laboratories around the world.
The World Natural Health Organization will list all traditional natural health practitioners that are working on promising research technology that can help families redeem their health.
www.wnho.net   (491 words)

 WHO: World Health Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This year’s World Health Day was a unique event for Mongolian people as it was the first celebration since Government legalization of World Health Day as a National Public Event to be celebrated nationwide by the law on Public Events approved by Parliament in 2003.
WHO brochure “Road Safety is no accident” has been translated into Mongolian and, also recommendations on “Citizen’s participation in reduction of injuries” have been developed and distributed through out country.
In relation to the taking comprehensive measures on the occasion of World Health Day to improve community knowledge and attitude for prevention form injuries and implementation interventions proved to be simple and efficient worldwide, the number of injuries as of April 7th 2004 was reduced compared to the data of the previous year.
www.un-mongolia.mn /who   (573 words)

 WHO | World Health Organization
He is survived by his wife and son, two brothers and a sister and their families.
The work of WHO affects the lives of everyone, from the food we eat and the water we drink, to the safety of the medications we take, and the prevention and control of the diseases that threaten us.
WHO Constitution, policy documentation, and Executive Board and World Health Assembly resolutions and records.
www.who.int /home-page   (247 words)

 World Health Organization definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
World Health Organization: An agency of the United Nations established in 1948 to further international cooperation in improving health conditions.
The organization, on request, provides technical advice to governments in the preparation of long-term national health plans, sends out international teams of experts to conduct field surveys and demonstration projects, helps set up local health centres, and offers aid in the development of national training institutions for medical and nursing personnel.
In 2003 WHO came under the searchlight of the global media with its role in coordinating the international efforts designed to deal with the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
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 World Health Organization - Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
The goals of World No Tobacco Day 2006 are to emphasize the harm associated with any use of any tobacco products; to highlight the role of the tobacco industry in undermining efforts to assess the real harm done by tobacco; and to call on governments to enact stronger and wider regulation of tobacco products.
World No Tobacco Day 2006 aims to empower people and organizations with the knowledge they need to control tobacco more effectively and improve global health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) organized the Regional Intercountry Meeting on Strengthening the Application of UN Standard Rules in Disability in EM Countries, EMRO, Cairo, Egypt, 2-4 May 2006.
www.emro.who.int   (558 words)

 World Health Organization TLD Proposal
Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Amendments to the WHO Constitution can be made by the World Health Assembly only, and require subsequent acceptance by two-thirds of the Member States in accordance with their respective constitutional processes.
WHO proposes to develop policies where needed to manage and operate the proposed TLD with the objective of improving health information on the Internet, consistent with its mandate and mission to serve international public health interests.
www.icann.org /tlds/health1/WHO-C-SO-Proposal.htm   (2676 words)

 World Health Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The World Health Organization's (WHO) leadership in global TB control has enabled it to establish the flow of information necessary for the iterative process of setting and developing policy and monitoring its implementation.
WHO surveys events within the health arena, annually collects data from over 200 countries on TB control performance, harvests research results, analyses these data, assesses diverse opinions, and brings all this together into policy debate within the WHO.
WHO plays a major role in providing technical assistance and brokering resources for policy implementation and monitoring the impact of policy.
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 WHO India - Home Page
In most countries, the health sector is a major employer of human resources, with the wage costs estimated to account for 65-80% of renewable health system expenditure.
Health workers are people whose primary interest is to improve, protect and maintain the health of people.
Focusing on all stages of the health workers' career lifespan from entry to health training, to job recruitment through to retirement, the report lays out a ten-year action plan in which countries can build their health workforces, with the support of global partners.
whoindia.org   (515 words)

 World Health Organization
GSS is a collaborative project of WHO, the WHO Collaborating Center for Foodborne Disease Surveillance and the Danish Veterinary Laboratory.
The WHO Guide to Mental and Neurological Health in Primary Care is adapted for the UK from the World Health Organisation's Diagnostic and Management Guidelines for Mental Disorders in Primary Care, and was last edited in February 2004.
Children's Environmental Health is one of the initiatives for the Protection of the Human Environent from the World Health Organization (WHO), and is designed "to protect children from the physical hazards in their environment, within the context of social, economic and behavioural determinants".
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 World Health Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The World Health Organization coordinates programmes aimed at solving health problems and the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health.
The use of the flag of WHO by the collaborating centers is regulated as follows:
on World Health Day, 7 April; on the occasion of any official event related in some way to the World Health Organization) and provided it is displayed in conformity with the WHO Flag Code and Regulations (sent at the same time as the flag)."
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 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » WHO in Iraq: Weekly Bulletin 6 - 12 Jun 2005
The World Health Organisation works in partnership with the Ministry of Health (and other health stakeholders) in fulfilling the Ministry's vision of the provision of accessible, affordable and available, safe and comprehensive quality health services.
In working with the Ministry of Health, WHO has five mutually agreed areas of work, which encompass all WHO activities in Iraq for the biennium 2004 - 2005.
Based on last years notification (plus an extra 15% to account for possible expansion), the total number of Iraqi patients who need Tuberculosis treatments and will obtain support for one year from WHO and the GDF is 12,072, the estimated cost of this support is close to one million US dollars.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/KHII-6DJ5H8?OpenDocument&rc=3&cc=irq   (744 words)

 Weaning: World Health Organization recommendations for weaning
I have heard that the World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding until the age of two.
It is correct that the World Health Organization (WHO) advises breastfeeding to "two years of age or beyond."
WHO's infant feeding recommendation states that infants should be exclusively breastfed (no other drink or food) for the first four to six months of life, while being allowed frequent and unrestricted access to the breast.
parenting.ivillage.com /baby/bbreastfeed/0,,3wsr,00.html   (158 words)

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