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Health is such a precious commodity.
Healthy people can learn, work & support themselves & their families. When people are sick, they struggle & families & communities fall behind.

WHO is committed to achieving better health for everyone, everywhere! #WHA73
Who is WHO?
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the @UN's specialized agency for health, governed by 194 Member States. It provides science-based recommendations to protect people's health everywhere


The principle that all people should enjoy the highest standard of health, regardless of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition has guided WHO’s work for the past 70+ years, since it was first set up as the lead agency for international health in the @UN.
Who are WHO members?

Members of the @UN may become members of the WHO by signing or otherwise accepting the WHO Constitution 👉

How is WHO work carried out?
The work of the Organization is led by:
- The World Health Assembly (194 Member States)
- The Executive Board (34 Member States representatives)
- The Secretariat (HQ & 6 regional offices)

What does the World Health Assembly do?
-Determines WHO policies & approves programmes & budget
-Appoints the Director-General
-Reviews & approves WHO reports & activities

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What are the functions of the WHO Executive Board?
-To give effect to the decisions & policies of the Health Assembly
-To act as the executive organ of the Health Assembly
-To perform any other functions entrusted to it by the Health Assembly #WHA73
What are the functions of WHO Secretariat?
The Secretariat consists of the Director-General, technical & administrative staff.
It provides Member States with science based recommendations & in country support to promote health, keep the world safe, serve the vulnerable #WHA73
Thanks to WHO:
There’s a global standard-setting body to bring together the 🌍’s top health experts to produce to make recommendations to bring better health to people throughout the world.

#WHOImpact #WHA73
Thanks to WHO, the 🌍 has an International Classification of Diseases, which enables all countries to use a common standard for reporting diseases and identifying health trends

#WHOImpact #WHA73

Thanks to WHO:
The world has the WHO Essential Medicines List

#WHOImpact #WHA73 #HealthForAll
Thanks to WHO:
We have the International Health Regulations - helping countries manage disease outbreaks such as #Ebola or #COVID19


#WHOImpact #WHA73
Thanks to WHO:
We have @FCTCofficial - a formidable tool to help reduce disease and death caused by tobacco 🚭

#WHOImpact #WHA73
Thanks to WHO:
We have a Global Health Observatory, a powerful tool helping countries chart vital details about who is falling sick, from which disease, and where, so that efforts can be targeted where they are needed most

#WHOImpact #WHA73
Without WHO, would the world have eradicated #smallpox, brought polio to the brink, and saved millions of lives from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria?

The WHO mission is to:
✅promote health,
✅keep the world safe,
✅serve the vulnerable.


#HealthForAll #WHOImpact #WHA73

The #HealthForAll success will be driven by a shared commitment, as deep now as ever before, to build a world where all people, everywhere, have access to quality and affordable health care.

#WHOImpact #WHA73
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