A World Health Organization Primer

Srimathy Vijayan, MS IV

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Abstract

The World Health Organization (WHO) can be considered the primary agency of the United Nations that promotes global public health. This article provides a general overview of WHO by exploring the history, current, and future practices of the organization, and by addressing its major roles and functions in the present day.

Background

Srimathy Vijayan is a fourth-year medical student at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom. She interned at the WHO headquarters in Geneva during the summer of 2007.

Key Words

World Health Organization (WHO), overview, function, structure

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