Global health

Since its inception, the United Nations has actively worked to protect and promote health worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) leads this the work and has contributed to many historic achievements since its founding in 1948.

WHO intervenes during health crises and responds to humanitarian emergencies. It works to quickly identify outbreaks and stop diseases from spreading. And it helps to prevent chronic diseases and to achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.

WHO’s staff of medical doctors, public health specialists, scientists, epidemiologists and other experts are at work on the ground in most of the world’s countries. They advise ministries of health on technical issues and provide assistance on prevention, treatment and care services throughout the health sector. See more here