Providing global public health care for those in need
The World Health Organization is the authority responsible for public health within the United Nations system. It provides leadership on global health matters, shapes the health research agenda, sets norms and standards, articulates evidence-based policy options, provides technical support to countries and monitors and assesses health trends.
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The WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) is one of WHO six regional offices around the world, and is located in Copenhagen. It covers 53 Member States – from Ireland to Uzbekistan. It has over 500 staff, 29 Country Offices and five other technical centres. The Office’s goal is the attainment of the highest possible level of health for the almost 900 million people who live in the WHO European Region, and it works closely with member countries and partners to achieve this, with technical expertise and support on issues ranging from; communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, disease prevention, health determinants, health systems and public health to environment and health, life stages such as maternal health, information and evidence, and emergencies.