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World Health Organization

 (WHO)
the specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with health on an international level. The agency was founded in 1948 and in its constitution are listed the following objectives:

Health is a state of complete physical and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The enjoyment of the highest attainable standards of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, or economic or social condition. The health of all peoples is fundamental to the attainment of peace and security and is dependent upon the fullest cooperation of individuals and States. The achievement of any State in the promotion and protection of health is of value to all.

The major specific aims of the WHO are:

1. To strengthen the health services of member nations, improving the teaching standards in medicine and allied professions, and advising and helping generally in the field of health.

2. To promote better standards for nutrition, housing, recreation, sanitation, and economic and working conditions.

3. To improve maternal and child health and welfare.

4. To advance progress in the field of mental health.

5. To encourage and conduct research on problems of public health.

In carrying out these aims and objectives the WHO functions as a directing and coordinating authority on international health. It serves as a center for all types of global and health information, promotes uniform guarantee standards and international sanitary regulations, provides advisory services through public health experts in control of disease, and sets up international standards for the manufacture of all important drugs. Through its teams of physicians, nurses, and other health personnel it provides modern medical skills and knowledge to communities throughout the world.

WHO

Abbreviation and acronym for World Health Organization.

WHO

World Health Organization, an international agency associated with the United Nations and based in Geneva.

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World Health Organization

WHO

abbreviation for World Health Organization.

WHO

Abbreviation for World Health Organization.

WHO

Abbrev. for WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION.

World Health Organization (WHO)

An international organization concerned with world health and welfare.

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World Health Organization

WHO

Abbreviation for World Health Organization.

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World Health Organization.

WHO juice
an oral, hypertonic electrolyte solution, formulated by the World Health Organization for treatment of cholera in humans, but suitable for the treatment of gastroenteritis in many species; used particularly in dogs and cats. It contains dextrose, potassium chloride, sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate.
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