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The World Health Organization (WHO) is the coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
More than 8,500 people in 147 countries work for the WHO. The World Health Assembly, composed of representatives from all member countries, is the top decision making body of the WHO. Every May, they approve the organization’s budget and its main priorities and research for the year.
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- WHO: Ebola Diagnostic Tests Urgently Needed (Nov 2014)
- World Health Organization’s Ebola Response Draws Criticism (Nov 2014)
- WHO Updates Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines for Ebola Response (Oct 2014)
- High-level WHO Meeting on Ebola Vaccines Access and Financing (Oct 2014)
- ‘Everything Possible is Being Done’ to Tackle New Flu Virus (Apr 2013)
- WHO to Declare Polio Resurgence a Global Health Emergency (May 2012)