What WHO does in countries
WHO has dedicated staff working in 149 field offices, as well as support from 6 regional offices. They advise ministries of health on technical issues and provide assistance in scaling up essential prevention, treatment and care services throughout the health sector. With other players including United Nations agencies, nongovernmental organizations and affected communities, staff help plan, implement and monitor programmes. Country teams also support advocacy and resource mobilization efforts.
To improve the health of populations in countries, the Organization works together with governments and a variety of nongovernmental organizations, civil society, academic institutions, agencies, foundations, and representatives of the private sector.
The functions of WHO
Countries helping countries
WHO connects countries together to pursue solutions to common challenges. To sustain and expand cooperation, the Organization acts as a knowledge broker. It facilitates exchanges among countries and builds capacity, enabling exchanges to be driven primarily by countries themselves.