World Health Organization


noun

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British Dictionary definitions for world health organization

World Health Organization

noun

an agency of the United Nations, established in 1948 with headquarters in Geneva, responsible for coordinating international health activities, aiding governments in improving health services, etcAbbreviation: WHO
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Cultural definitions for world health organization

World Health Organization

A specialized agency of the United Nations, established in 1948 and headquartered in Geneva, whose mission is to prevent the international spread of diseases, such as cholera, malaria, and poliomyelitis.

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