World Health Organization

Organisation type: 
United nations agency
Support type: 
SO financial
The World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system. WHO: provides leadership on matters critical to health and engages in partnerships where joint action is needed; shapes the research agenda and stimulates the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge; sets norms and standards and promoting and monitors their implementation; articulates ethical and evidence-based policy options; provides technical support, catalysing change, and builds sustainable institutional capacity; and monitors the health situation and assesses health trends.