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World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization counts as a special organization of the USA for health. Founded in 1948, the WHO comprises of 194 member states by now. The common goal is to provide the best possible level of health for the entire world population. Tasks of the WHO include the development of guidelines, procedures and standards, which are subsequently standardized and applied worldwide. They are also responsible for coordinating national and international efforts that address the control of communicable diseases. Continuous analysis of health and disease data with a global scope and support for the establishment of low-cost and effective health systems in low-development countries are also part of their responsibilities. Another focus is on the introduction of immunization programs worldwide and concepts to inform about and counteract health risk factors. The World Health Organization is governed by the Executive Council, which is made up of 34 government representatives.