The World Health Organisation

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is an agency of the United Nations which was established in 1948 to prevent and control diseases of international concern. Since then, the WHO has worked on raising the level of health globally. Today, the WHO resembles an understanding of health as being a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats. To find out more about the WHO, follow the link at www.who.int/about.