Knowledge management and health

WHO knowledge management strategy

Vision, mission and objectives

Vision and mission

The vision of WHO KM is of global health equity through better knowledge management and sharing.

Our mission is to help bridge the know-do gap in global health by fostering an environment that encourages the creation, sharing, and effective application of knowledge to improve health.


The objectives of this strategy target three main areas:

  • Country health systems: contributing to strengthening country health systems through better knowledge management.
  • Public health: promoting the principles and practice of knowledge management as a fundamental aspect of public health research and practice.
  • The Organization: enabling WHO to become a better learning and knowledge sharing organization.