World Health Organisation Africa (WHO Africa)
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the authority on international health within the United Nations system. Established April 7, 1948, WHO is responsible for producing health guidelines, promoting health research and helping countries address public health issues.Along with its Member States, the agency works for the “attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.” The organisation defines health as not just the absence of physical illness, but also a state of physical, mental and social well-being.
To overcome global health concerns, WHO and its Member States work with many partners around the world, including other UN agencies, donors, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), WHO collaborating centres and the private sector. It also employs thousands of public health experts around the world, including doctors, epidemiologists, scientists, managers, administrators and other professionals.