World Health Organization


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World Health Organization

n
(Medicine) 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. Abbreviation: WHO
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Noun1.World Health Organization - a United Nations agency to coordinate international health activities and to help governments improve health services
UN agency, United Nations agency - an agency of the United Nations
Translations
Organisation mondiale de la santé

World Health Organization

n the World Health Organizationl'Organizzazione f Mondiale della Sanità
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Again, findings from a recent World Health Organization Global survey on maternal and perinatal health indicate that maternal death was three times more likely in women with no education in comparison with women with a tertiary level of education.
At the First World Health Assembly in 1948, the delegates called for a World Health Day to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization.
The World Health Organization did not give a reason for the increase in deaths, but a provincial health official said that the disease hit areas where poor families do not vaccinate their children.
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According to the World Health Organization, at least 175 people have contracted H5N1 avian influenza, of which at least 96 have died.
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1 billion program to stockpile vaccine and to build--in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the World Food Program--an international monitoring system to track the progress of the expected pandemic.
World Health Organization officials said they couldn't predict when such a pandemic might occur, but recently reported increasing numbers of human avian flu cases in Southeast Asia.
4) preventing pneumocystis and some other infections with cotrimoxazole, inexpensive and recommended by the World Health Organization for several years but still not widely used (more evidence favoring it has been published recently);
The World Health Organization defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" (Preamble, 1946).
It was very disappointing to read that Canada is contributing $100 million of taxpayers' money to the World Health Organization to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Developed by Dow and Shell in the late 1950s, the chemical is classified as "extremely dangerous" by the World Health Organization and has been banned in the United States since 1979.

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