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World Health Organization

In 1919, which marked the end of World War I, the League of Nations was created in order to promote peace and security in the world in the aftermath of war. The League of Nations established the Health Organization in Geneva to prevent and control disease around the world.

In 1945, the League of Nations became the United Nations and in 1948, the Health Organization became the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO is regarded as the world’s leading health organization. Its objective is “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible standard of health.” It is an international health cooperative that monitors the state of the world’s health and systematically attempts to improve the health status of individual countries and of the world collectively. Disease prevention and control, promotion of good health, interventions in disease outbreaks, initiatives to eliminate diseases through immunizations and development of treatment and prevention standards