WHO and vaccines
WHO and vaccines
WHO was created in 1948 by a conference of medical world leaders to counterbalance the unequal distribution of knowledge and resources through the existing medical schools in different countries? It was agreed at the conference that the responsibility for the spread of knowledge about disease should not rest solely on the medical professionals, but that governments should also contribute. This led to the formation of an intergovernmental agency, which is still recognized today. Today, WHO is regarded as the most important single organ of WHO worldwide, with its budget and performance ranking almost as high as that of the United Nations. It is also considered to be one of the major players in global efforts to control diseases, protect people from health risks, and protect the environment.
WHO is an agency with a wide range of tasks and functions, with its focus on prevention of disease, registration of diseases, providing information on health risks, statistical surveillance of diseases, and co-ordination of national programs aimed at health? WHO is an international organization governed by an Executive Committee, composed of its Director-General, who leads the committee, and its Director-assadors, from countries that are members of the organization. The other members of the executive committee are the Secretaries-General of various nations, the Presidents of some independent agencies that are part of WHO, and the members of the General Public.
WHO is not a department or division of the UN, although it is also not a part of the Department of Health. WHO’s responsibility is to coordinate the effort of member countries in the global fight against disease, and to provide assistance to countries in their effort. WHO is directly responsible for approximately 50 million lives each year, through its multiple campaigns and activities?
WHO’s annual budget is estimated to over US $ 11 billion, with most of its budget going to the Asia-Pacific area and Latin America and the Caribbean, to provide assistance to countries in these areas for the control and prevention of diseases with a focus on life-threatening conditions. WHO is leading the effort to build up a vaccine for Poliovirus and has taken a lead role in controlling the world AIDS epidemic. Although it is not yet ready to launch a global effort against the HIV AIDS, there have been some successes and achievements.
WHO is leading the effort to strengthen the global response to the insect swarming fear? It is coordinating a world-wide effort to control the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which is believed to be behind the spread of malaria. This species is considered the vector of one of the dreaded AIDS viruses, AIDS. There are other mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever and yellow fever, that are on the rise, with more than 5.000 new cases being reported every week.
WHO is also leading the world effort to contain the West Nile virus? It is believed that these mosquitoes is behind the large number of cases of encephalitis, a disease carried by mosquitoes, and which is responsible for thousands of deaths every year in the developing world. An outbreak of this disease in any part of the world has the potential to cause catastrophic damage to crops, animals and humans. It is crucial to prevent this disease from spreading. Controlling it now will allow the world more time to prepare for the next possible eruption.