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The world health organization


The WHO is an international organization that is responsible for coordinating and researching vital public health statistics from all over the world. The agency was set up in the year 1948 and was based in Geneva, Switzerland. The major task of this organization is to combat diseases that affect man. The highest priority is given to infectious diseases that are capable of spreading all over the world.

The other objective of the agency is to promote general well being of all the peoples of the world. Its work all over the world is highly acclaimed. Examples include the eradication of smallpox, polio all over the world. It is also on its way to discovering the best drugs to combat diseases like malaria, HIV and schistosomiasis. The health care industry has a very complicated network that runs through the insurance companies, health care facilities, medical professionals and government entities, and voluntary groups.