UN System, WHO and WHO Regional Office for Europe. UN System. established on 24 October 1945 by 51 member states General Assembly Secretary General and UN Secretariat Security Council UN Programmes and Funds (UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, etc.) Specialized agencies (WHO, FAO, ILO, etc.).
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The World Health Organization is the directing
and coordinating authority on international health
within the United Nations’ system. WHO experts
produce health guidelines and standards, and help
countries to address public health issues. WHO also
supports and promotes health research. Through
WHO, governments can jointly tackle global health
problems and improve people’s well-being.
“The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”
Source: WHO’s Constitution
All human beings are born equal in dignity and rights and are entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in the Declaration.
Eight major goals:
Result - based managementStrategic approach
53% - Response to concrete health threats (epidemics, maternal and child mortality etc, immunization)
21% - Information and knowledge for Members States
13% - Health care, health personnel, quality of medicines
11% - Determinants of health (nutrition, tobacco, environment etc)
WHO/EURO is the secretariat for
53 Member States of the European
Region - about 900 million people
Support Member States in:
86% of deaths account for non-communicable diseases
9% - for communicable diseases
San Marino: 73.4 years
Sweden: 73.3 years
Switzerland: 73.2 years
Turkmenistan: 54.4 years
Tajikistan: 54.7 years
Kazakhstan: 55.9 years
IOTF estimates IOTF-Cole et al definition of overweight