World Health Organization

World Health Organization

noun
an agency of the United Nations, established in 1948, concerned with improving the health of the world's people and preventing or controlling communicable diseases on a worldwide basis through various technical projects and programs. Abbreviation: WHO
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World Health Organization
 
n
WHO an agency of the United Nations, established in 1948 with headquarters in Geneva, responsible for coordinating international health activities, aiding governments in improving health services, etc

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World Health Organization (WHO)

A specialized agency of the United Nations, established in 1948 and headquartered in Geneva, whose mission is to prevent the international spread of diseases, such as cholera, malaria, and poliomyelitis.

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