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World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.

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    • August 2019
      Source: World Health Organization
      Uploaded by: Knoema
      Accessed On: 22 August, 2019
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      Note: All data contained within is provisional. The annual number of cases of measles and rubella officially reported by a member state is only available by July of each following year (through the joint WHO UNICEF annual data collection exercise). “provisional data based on monthly data reported to WHO (Geneva) as of April 2019”. Measles cases are defined as laboratory confirmed, epidemiologically linked, and clinical cases as reported to the World Health Organization. Some countries report cases at irregular intervals, providing multiple months of data in a one month period. Future months are reported as 0 and will be updated as data is available. When data is used in public settings, please acknowledge the data source is the World Health Organization.
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    • March 2019
      Source: World Health Organization
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      Accessed On: 18 March, 2019
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      Citation: Global Health Observatory (GHO) Data: World Health Organization; 2019. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO   The GHO data provides access to indicators on priority health topics including mortality and burden of diseases, the Millennium Development Goals (child nutrition, child health, maternal and reproductive health, immunization, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected diseases, water and sanitation), non communicable diseases and risk factors, epidemic-prone diseases, health systems, environmental health, violence and injuries, equity among others.
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