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World Health Organization

Flag of the World Health Organization
NameWorld Health Organization
منظمة الصحة العالمية
Organisation mondiale de la Santé
Всемирная организация здравоохранения
Organización Mundial de la Salud
Image Size225px
CaptionFlag of the World Health Organization
TypeSpecialized agency of the United Nations
HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland
HeadDr. Margaret Chan
Num Employees8000
Established7 April 1948

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health. Established on 7 April 1948, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the agency inherited the mandate and resources of its predecessor, the Health Organization, which was an agency of the League of Nations. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group.

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