About WHO

The journey of reform on 3 pages

In 2010, WHO has embarked on a journey of reform. The most extensive managerial, programmatic and governance reform in its history to improve people’s health everywhere, equitably.

The following infographics tell the story of reform. Travel with us.


Infographic of the WHO Twelfth General Programme of Work: setting the scene.

Setting the scene

The world around WHO is changing fast and profoundly, becoming ever more complex. New political, economic, social and environmental realities are setting the new scene.


Infographic of the WHO Twelfth General Programme of Work: leadership priorities.

Leadership priorities

Along with a changing world, the agenda for global health is evolving as well. So, where are we going? Member States and WHO identified six priorities for the period 2014-2019 where WHO’s leadership is the prime concern.


Infographic of the WHO Twelfth General Programme of Work: results chain.

The results chain

How will WHO organize its work around the six leadership priorities? The results chain is the main way WHO assesses how the Organization, Member States and partners contribute to improving people’s health.

Change is nearly constant today. WHO will continue its journey of change as it becomes more accountable, efficient and effective - fit to continuously adapt to a changing environment.

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