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Title: World Health Organization (WHO)


1
World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Jason A. Gonzalez
  • BIOL 402
  • April 13, 2010

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  • WHO is the global health branch of the UN.

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Their agenda is ambitious.
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  • The WHOs goal is world peace through global
    health and security.

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  • The WHOs major task is to combat disease,
    especially key infectious diseases.

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  • The WHO agenda has six points
  • Two health objectives
  • Two strategic needs
  • Two operational approaches

7
  • WHO promotes development of 3rd world and
    impoverished nations and increases access to
    health care
  • Equity

8
WHO fosters global health security and monitors
potential pandemic situations.
  • Epidemics
  • Revised International Health Regulations (June
    2007)

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  • They seek to strengthen regional and global
    public health systems
  • Poverty-reduction strategy

10
  • WHO funds and emphasizes research to more
    efficiently and appropriately address global
    health problems.
  • Authoritative health information

11
  • The WHO partners and collaborates with existing
    organizations
  • International organizations
  • Civil society
  • Private sector

12
  • They continuously seeks to improve standards and
    performance of global health policy and
    administration
  • Ongoing reforms

13
  • General success is measured in the state of
    womens health and health in Africa

Is it successful?
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  • The WHO communicates their projects, funding, and
    research knowledge through their publications
  • International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
  • World Health Report (annual)
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization
    (monthly)
  • List of Essential Medicines
  • Global plan of action on workers health
  • Health Sciences Online

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The WHO is not an original.
  • 1907-1946 (1950) The Office International
    dHygiene Publique (OIHP)

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  • 1922-1948 The Health Organization

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  • April 7, 1948 WHO
  • Happy World Health Day!

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The WHO embraces a wide range of public health
projects
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The WHO will kill again.
  • Smallpox (1980)
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid
  • Malaria
  • SARS
  • HIV

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  • The Global Malaria Program (GMP) provides
    technical assistance to countries to combat
    malaria on a global scale.

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  • Home Management of Malaria (HMM)
  • Access to anti-malarial medications
  • Training for community-based service providers
  • Education and communication
  • Supervision

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The WHO faces some criticism for overreaching
their scope with regulations.
  • Tobacco regulation
  • Sugar

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  • The WHO has been accused of neglecting donor
    nations in need.
  • Selling viruses to independent labs to make
    vaccines (and patents!)

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The WHOs national health rankings may be
misleading.
  • Rankings
  • Overall Attainment
  • US 37
  • Overall Performance
  • US 14
  • Financial Fairness Factor
  • Percentage of income spent on health care
  • Wider dispersion lowers score

37!
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The WHO has big plans for the future
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • 8 goals to achieve by 2015

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The WHO has big plans for the future
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References
  • http//www.who.int/en/
  • Lewis, Nancy.  "How the World Health Organization
    Works."  26 August 2003.  HowStuffWorks.com.
    lthttp//health.howstuffworks.com/who.htmgt  01
    April 2010.
  • MacDonald, T. H. (. H., 1933-. (2008). Health,
    human rights and the united nations
    Inconsistent aims and inherent contradictions?.
    Oxford New York Radcliffe Pub. Retrieved from
    http//search.lib.unc.edu?RUNCb5875198
  • MacDonald, T. H. (. H., 1933-. (2008).
    Sacrificing the WHO to the highest bidder. Oxford
    New York Radcliffe Pub. Retrieved from
    http//search.lib.unc.edu?RUNCb5878230
  • http//www.who.int/hac/donorinfo/haiti_alert_17feb
    ruary2010.pdf
  • http//www.un.org/millenniumgoals/reports.shtml
  • Burci, G. L. (2004). In Vignes C. (Ed.), World
    health organization. Hague, Netherlands
    Frederick, MD Kluwer Law International
    Distributed in North America by Aspen. Retrieved
    from http//search.lib.unc.edu?RUNCb4769624
  • Whitman, G. (2008). WHO's fooling who? The world
    health organization's problematic ranking of
    health care systems. Cato Briefing Papers, (101)
  • http//www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/02vo
    l28/dr2812eb.html
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