About WHO

What we buy

On average, WHO buys approximately USD 1,490 million worth of goods and services every year to maintain operations in the field and to react to upcoming and recurring demands. While the needs vary, services account for approximately 75% of demand.

Commonly procured services

Field hospital tents, Haiti
Field hospital tents, Earthquake Haiti 2010
WHO/PAHO/V.Ariscain
  • Transportation
  • International and Local Consultants
  • Facilities Rental / Leasing/Maintenance
  • Conference Organizing
  • Printing, Publishing and Bookbinding Services
  • Cargo Transport, Warehousing and Storage
  • Project Management
  • IT Services
  • Evaluation Services
  • Technical research activities
  • Translation, Editorial, Proofreading services
  • Medical services
  • National immunization campaign
  • Training and Development

Commonly procured goods

  • Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
  • Diagnostic test kits
  • Vaccines
  • Laboratory Reagents and Chemicals
  • Computer Equipment
  • Conferencing Equipment
  • Hospital Equipment
  • Lab Equipment and Consumables
  • Life Science Instruments
  • LLINs
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Computer Software, Licensing and Maintenance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Satellite Communication Equipment
  • Office Furniture
  • Office Equipment and Consumables
  • Fuel
  • Generators
  • Security Appliances