Archives of WHO

Archives of WHO

Current features

Document of the month

Further information

"Please do not feed children crackers before doctor's examination". Health services in New York, United States of America, 1959.

Current exhibition

Further information

The Smallpox Eradication Programme - SEP (1966-1980)

The WHO Records and Archives service

Further information

The mandate of the Records and Archives service is to manage, preserve and provide appropriate access to the current and semi-active records and the historical archives of the World Health Organization (WHO).


  • Where to look?
    Distinction between the library collections, the archives and current records.
  • Research subjects
    Thematic research linked to archival fonds and collections.
  • Library
    Link to the WHO Library and Information Networks for Knowledge.

Key WHO Information

Director-General and senior management

Governance of WHO
WHO Constitution, Executive Board and World Health Assembly

Media centre
News, events, fact sheets, multimedia and contacts

International travel and health
Publication on travel risks, precautions and vaccination requirements

World Health Report
Annual report on global public health and key statistics