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The core functions of the WHO1. Providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed;2. Shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge;

The World Health Organisation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations' system. WHO experts produce health guidelines and standards, and help countries to address public health issues. WHO also supports and promotes health research. Through WHO, governments can jointly tackle global health problems and improve people's well-being.

3. Setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation;4. Articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options;

WHO: Scale up the fight against malaria -- Test. Treat. Track.

ACTIVITY #1GROUP WORKPretend you are a member of the WHO financial sector. Funding has been reduced and you must cut the activities in one of your core functions. Explain which area you feel is most important and which area you would cut. Justify your responses.

5. Providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and6. Monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.

ACTIVITY # 3Read the Roll Back Malaria Partnership section from your text book (p380).Answer the following questions:1. What kind of aid is being implemented?2. What is the main purpose of the partnership?3. What strategies are in place to combat malaria?

ACTIVITY #2INDEPENDENT WORKAchievements of the World Health Organisation: Using your text book and An introduction to the WHO, create a time line of achievements of the WHO. This can be done on coloured paper, on your computer, or why not use popplet!


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