Member profile

Organization

World Health Organization

Constituency

UN

Country/Region

Global

Organisation Description

Our goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people.

Together we strive to combat diseases – infectious diseases like influenza and HIV and noncommunicable ones like cancer and heart disease. We help mothers and children survive and thrive so they can look forward to a healthy old age. We ensure the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink – and the medicines and vaccines they need.

Issues

Sexual violence

Physical violence

Neglect

Sector

Health

Women and gender equality

Early Childhood Development

Humanitarian action

Website

www.who.org