World Health Organization is viewed as succour from disease, deliverance from the afflictions of life threatening conditions and as a savior who may alleviate their poverty. It is to credit of the WHO that its name invokes such hope and passion in the hearts of the world's poor.
It has done commendable work to eradicate common infectious diseases, improving mother and child health care, and taking measures to improve conditions and health of peoples all over the world.
One organization, which stands testimony to the inherent goodness of men, their desire to improve the lives of their fellowmen, to alleviate the troubles due to disease and uplift mankind, is the World Health Organization. Founded in 1948 by the member states of the United Nations and headquartered in Geneva, it has a single agenda of improving the health of the people all over the world. It monitors disease outbreaks, plans preventive measures, provides cost effective medications and combats effectively to eradicate infectious disease.
The main goals of the World Health Organization (WHO) are:
World Health Organization (WHO) works with UNICEF, UNESCO, World Bank and other UN Departments.
World Health Organization's activism (WHO's activism) in developing countries has increased life expectancy from 48 years to 70 years, infant mortality fell from 148 per 1000 live births to 59 per 1000 live births and population growth has slowed down. The World Health Organization (WHO) health for all (HFA) and primary health care (PHC) initiatives have covered new ground in reaching out to the world's poor and indigent people to have access to quality health care.
The World Health Organization (WHO) operates through three principal bodies:
The World Health Organization's objectives (WHO's objectives) are enshrined in its Constitution as the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health. Health being defined from the state which provide total mental, physical and social well being and must not merely the absence of disease.
The immense reach of World Health Organization (WHO) requires trained professionals to deliver services. Vacancies are in the regional offices, at the UN and also at Geneva.
Apart from trained doctors and physicians, opportunities exist for Administrative officers, Advisor for family and community health, Biostatician, communication officer, Country program analyst, data manager, Epidemiologist, external relation officer, finance officer, budget officers, technical officer, scientist and others. The jobs available are many and varied and if you fulfil certain conditions you can make it.
Concluding with a statement of the current Director- General Margaret Chan "Our greatest concern must always rest with disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. These groups are often hidden in remote and rural areas or shantytowns and have little political voice. This sentiment exactly sums up the work done by the World Health Organization (WHO).