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  • World Health Organization

    WHO

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    The World Health Organization is the specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. Established in 1948 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the WHO incorporated the assets, personnel, and duties of the League of Nations' Health Organization and the Office International d'Hygiène Publique, including the International Classification of Diseases. It has six regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

    The WHO's mandate includes advocating for universal health care, monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to health emergencies, and promoting health and well-being. It has played a leading role in several public health achievements, most notably the eradication of smallpox, the near-eradication of polio, and the development of an Ebola vaccine.

    Topics

    1 - Ensuring equal access to healthcare and proper medical training in the developing world

    2 - Tackling female genital mutilation and other harmful practices

    Claudia Soriano

    Committee Director