WHO - World Health Organization

WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people from more than 150 countries working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva.

WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.

Our goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.


October 15, 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

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How to cope with stress during the pandemic

WHO's Health Alert on WhatsApp has launched a new feature to help you cope with stress during COVID-19 pandemic. Follow the short programme and learn some ways to manage stress. Access on WhatsApp
Global Handwashing Day

Today is the Global Handwashing Day. WHO and Disney Junior have joined forces to remind children around the world of the importance of thorough handwashing in preventing the spread of germs and disease. Watch now!
Impact of COVID-19

The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic is devastating: tens of millions of people are at risk of falling into extreme poverty, while the number of undernourished people, currently estimated at nearly 690 million, could increase by up to 132 million by the end of the year.
Serological surveys

What are serological surveys? How do they help you assess your risk of COVID-19? WHO’s Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains in Science in 5.
More Info on WHO’s response to the pandemic