World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO began when its Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date celebrated every year as World Health Day. It has more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at its headquarters in Geneva.

WHO’s primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.

Main areas of work:

  • Health systems
  • Promoting health through the life-course
  • Noncommunicable diseases
  • Communicable diseases
  • Corporate services
  • Preparedness, surveillance and response.

WHO support countries as it coordinates the efforts of multiple sectors of the government and partners – including bi- and multilaterals, funds and foundations, civil society organizations and private sector – to attain its health objectives and support national health policies and strategies.

WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) Information Repository

On Thursday, June 1st, the WHO launched the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) Information Repository, which provides health professionals and drug policy experts with a single searchable database to freely access all technical reports on over 450 substances reviewed by the ECDD.
WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) Information Repository

Women, men and alcohol: Why is gender important in alcohol control policies?

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This webinar will raise awareness of the importance of gender when addressing alcohol-related harms, present current research evidence and share examples of how communities are addressing these issues.

Key questions to be addressed include:

what evidence do we have about whether gender impacts policies which seek to address alcohol availability, affordability and acceptability?

Partner Profile WHO

Presented as part of the Uniting the global community to face the challenge of addiction event, online, on 15th May, 2022 Abstract: Partner Profile WHO Partner Profiles Our partners introduce their missions, programs, and resources to...