What Does The World Health Organization Do? - The New York Times"Founded in 1948, WHO is the United Nations agency that connects nations, partners and people to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

The Thirteenth General Programme of Work (GPW 13) defines WHO’s strategy for the five-year period, 2019-2023. It focuses on triple billion targets to achieve measurable impacts on people’s health at the country level.

The triple billion targets are to ensure by 2023:

  • One billion more people are benefiting from universal health coverage
  • One billion more people are better protected from health emergencies
  • One billion more people are enjoying better health and well-being

Measurable impact is at the heart of WHO’s mission to transform the future of public health

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