About ASFM

AFSM is an autonomous association which has a recognized place within the World Health Organization. AFSM provides an information and support network to WHO former staff. The three main objectives of AFSM activities are:


AFSM answers queries and gives advice to provide assistance and counsel in case of need.


AFSM promotes the welfare of all members by raising a collective voice, with particular attention to pensions and staff health insurance.


AFSM publishes a Quarterly Newsletter (QNT), issues a Directory of Former WHO Staff, and carries out other social and cultural activities to promote contacts and preserve relations developed while working.

More information

  • Structure and organization
    AFSM is organized by an Executive Committee and a biennual General Assembly of its members.
  • Membership
    AFSM welcomes all former WHO staff anywhere in the world to become a member!
  • Regional Former Staff Associations
    Some of the WHO regions have former staff associations. AFSM provides support and encouragement to them and maintains close contacts.
Logo of the ASFM
The logo of the Association of Former WHO Staff Members

Poetry Session

Quarterly Newsletter and latest News


Seminar on Islolation, ILO, 2 October 2014, 2pm-5.30 pm

The Annual Reception 2014 will be held on 2 October in the WHO Cafeteria from 5.30 pm onwards

Flu vaccinations will take place on 21 and 28 October 2014 from 8.30 to noon and from 1 pm to 4.30 pm in front of the WHO medical services

A poetry session will be held on 3 October 2014 from 12h30 to 14h00 at WHO in salle B, 3rd floor

Contact information

Association of Former WHO Staff (AFSM)
World Health Organization Office 4141
CH-1211 Geneva
+41 22 791 3103

AFSM Permanence:

Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning