A World Health Organization Primer

Srimathy Vijayan, MS IV

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Currently, WHO represents 193 member states and 2 associate members.[2] To become a member of WHO, a member state must adopt and adhere to WHO's constitution, which has been developed in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations, addressing a series of principles that are thought to form the basic grounds of the happiness, harmonious relations, and security of all peoples.[3] Underpinning all of this is WHO's ultimate goal of "the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health."


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