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The World Health Organization's Role in Global Health Security


Dr. Jamicia Hoyle discusses the World Health Organization (WHO) and its pivotal role in global health security.

Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, WHO’s mission is to coordinate international health within the United Nations system. Its focus areas include health systems, disease prevention, and preparedness.

The organization’s structure includes the World Health Assembly, Executive Board, and Secretariat. WHO’s budget has grown significantly over the years, relying primarily on emberstate contributions. Notably, the shift from International Sanitary Regulations to International Health Regulations in 1969 marked a significant turning point in WHO’s history, solidifying its modern role.

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  • What are the primary focus areas of the World Health Organization, and how have they evolved over time?
  • What pivotal event in 1969 marked a significant shift in the organization’s role and function, and how did it impact international health regulations?
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