History of WHO

  • Creation of WHO

    Was created to communicate with United Nations about health affairs about problems like tuberculosis, malaria, and other health issues.
  • Essential Medications

    The WHO created a list, in which they declared a list of medicines that they deemed as essential to be stocked in every hospital. Later, they also made a list of diagnostic tests that was similar.
  • World Health Organization adopts new concept

    Wanted to achive health for all by the year 2000 by using community participation to identify health problems and solutions.
  • Child Vaccination Programs

    The WHO started a childhood vaccination program, which contributed to the decrease of small pox in 1979. It also led to a 99% reduction of polio.
  • Global Public Health Intelligence Network

    The WHO collaborated with Canada to use the internet as a way to communicate and research better, concerning potential epidemics.
  • Global Outbreak Alert Response Network

    Network used to analyze events when they were detected to be able to take action as soon as posible.
  • Expansion

    WHO, headquarted in Geneva, was organized into 141 country offices and 6 regional offices. There was 192 member countries.
  • WHO declared Ebola Outbreak

    In March of 2014 the World Health Organization declared the Ebola Outbreak as an epidemic. It was declared over in 2016.
  • Transformation of WHO

    Adapted new ways or engaging, adapting, and communicating to better deliver their mission.
  • Covid-19

    Gave information and advice to citizens concerning the COVID-19 pandemic that was beginning to spread across the world.