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WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. 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. In India, WHO provides technical assistance and collaborates with the Government of India and major stakeholders in health development efforts. It assists notably in Policy Development; Capacity Building and Advocacy.

In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats. WHO Build a strong, proactive, technically excellent and dedicated WHO country team, part of a global network; provide leadership in health; and collaborate with governments, civil society and other partners. WHO Provide technical expertise in public health through partnerships with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; state and local governments; development and other partners; and civil society;


WHO's Secretariat is staffed by health professionals, other experts and support staff working at headquarters in Geneva, six regional offices and country offices. We are a diverse workforce of some 8,500 people representing more than 150 nationalities working in 147 countries.

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Focus Area:   Health, Sustainable Development

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