Updated Jan 17, 2019

WHO (World Health Organization)  Multilateral Entity


About WHO (World Health Organization)

We are the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system.

We do this by:

  • providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed;
  • shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge;
  • setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation;
  • articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options;
  • providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and
  • monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.

Leadership priorities

For each 6-year programme of work priority areas are identified where our leadership is most needed.

Funded Innovations
Funded Deals
Multilateral Entity
Where We Work
Asia and Pacific
Europe and Eurasia
Latin America / Caribbean
North America
Middle East and North Africa