World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Orgnization (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.

WHO was founded in 1948 and established its Papua New Guinea office in 1975.

For more information please visit the WHO website.