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What is the WHO?

Le 09/04/2020

What is the WHO?   

It is the World Health Organization, a United Nations agency whose aim is to promote healthcare for all humans.  

It was founded on 7 April 1948. Every year, on that date, we celebrate World Health Day.  

The WHO considers health as a fundamental right for everyone, regardless of their origins or religion.

But how can the WHO treat everyone?

It helps countries to take care of their populations.

The WHO is present on nearly every continent: America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

It has several missions: first, to make sure people have good living conditions. Next, to guarantee access to drugs and medicines sick people need.

Also to communicate about the latest medical discoveries and make sure everyone can benefit from them.  

The WHO plays a major role in a health crisis, such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

It informs people about basic protective measures: washing your hands, keeping away from people…

It advises countries on urgent measures to stop the virus from spreading, such as confinement.

And makes recommendations to medical staff on the organization for detecting people at risk and isolating those who are sick.

Finally, the WHO supports research workers all over the world so they can defeat this coronavirus as soon as possible.