Friday, October 22, 2010

World Health Organization

WHO | World Health Organization
The United Nations public health arm. Monitors disease outbreaks, assesses the performance of health systems around the globe

About WHO

WHO is the directing and 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.

In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats


Contacting WHO headquarters

World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27

Telephone: + 41 22 791 21 11
Facsimile (fax): + 41 22 791 31 11

For general enquiries
Contact for general information, publications, statistical data or technical problems:

World Health Organization -Regional Office for Africa
Cité du Djoué, P.O.Box 06
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Telephone: + (47 241) 39100 / + (242) 770 02 02
Fax: + (47 241) 39503
For publications
To find or order a WHO publication, visit the online book shop. For inquiries about WHO publications, write to


Official web site :


For Latest and Current Career Opportunities in WHO visit :


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