World Health Organization (WHO)

  • WHO is a specialised agency of UN.
  • It is concerned with international public health.
  • It acts as coordinating authority on international public health.
  • Established in 1948
  • It succeeded the Health Organization, which was an agency of the League of Nations.
  • HQ : Geneva, Switzerland
  • India is a founder member of WHO.
  • It is a member of UN Development Group (UNDP).
  • WHO flag features the Rod of Asclepius as a symbol for healing.