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Will AIDS be the end of us all? Does the financial state of the United States affect the quality of healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa? What is the next medical emergency I should be most worried about? The answer to all of these questions and several more can be found at , the website for the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO is a leading authority for health within the United Nations system in terms of setting the norms and standards on health matters, directing and coordinating health-related research, articulating evidence-based policy options, and monitoring and assessing health trends, all the while providing medical support to countries around the world. Who exactly is WHO? WHO is made up of over 8000 public doctors, epidemiologists, scientists, graduate students, volunteers and environmentalists located globally in more than 190 countries. In May of each year, the World Health Assembly meets in Geneva, Switzerland to determine policies for the organization. This assembly is the main decision-making body for WHO and leads the discussion on financial policies, budgetary issues, and solutions to epidemics and other fundamental health issues. The experts at WHO are responsible for producing health guidelines and standards, and helping countries to address local public health issues. The 34 members of Executive Board are led by the Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan, and are each technically qualified in different health fields. During their 3 year terms, their main functions are to put into effect the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly, to advise it, and generally to facilitate its work. Interestingly, one of their main solutions to bettering conditions around the world is to put into effect the Millennium Development Goals that were discussed in class. Through WHO, governments around the world can band together to solve health issues and improve people’s well-being. However, the members of WHO by no means simply sit around a large conference
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