WHOWorld Health Organization (WHO) is an arm of the United Nations that deals with International Public Health. WHO prioritizes the diseases that have a global scale impact and require immediate attention. Their headquarters is in Geneva and World Health Assembly (WHA) is their supreme body. On annual basis, WHA meets to appoint a Director- General and extensively discuss the areas that need more efforts.
WHO has been instrumental in eradication of smallpox by investing almost 2.4 million every year for appropriate reporting of smallpox cases. The objective of WHO “is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health”. This includes cases of Communicable diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases, mental disorders, visual impairment, etc. Furthermore, they cater to minimization of mortality rate due to factors like environmental pollution, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, food quality, etc.
WHO focuses on reducing avoidable loss of life and property with ground breaking progress in surgical care for increased patient well-being and increasing global awareness about epidemics like Ebola and Polio.