Ten years in public health 2007-2017
Driving force for a healthier world
WHO is a driving force for a healthier world. By leveraging our authority to create partnerships and align global priorities, we can achieve common goals. WHO brings important health issues to global attention, shifting the focus from control of specific diseases to the overall health and wellbeing of people and its importance to sustainable development. Tackling complex health problems calls for strong engagement across many sectors.
- From primary health care to universal coverage: the affordable dream
- Health security: is the world better prepared?
- Noncommunicable diseases: the slow motion disaster
- Other dimensions of the NCD crisis: from mental health, ageing, dementia and malnutrition to deaths on the roads, violence and disability
- Access to medicines: making market forces serve the poor
Boosting the trajectory of lives saved
WHO is boosting the trajectory of lives saved and improved by working closely with global and local partners to achieve impressive health gains in countries and communities. In this way, we are helping to achieve faster improvements in child health and survival, a better quality of life and advanced life expectancy for people everywhere.
- The neglected tropical diseases: a rags-to-riches story
- The power of vaccines: still not fully utilized
- Viral hepatitis: a hidden killer gains visibility
- Malaria: retreat of a centuries-old scourge
- HIV: from a devastating epidemic to a manageable chronic disease
- Towards ending tuberculosis: what gets measured gets done
- Women, newborns, children, and adolescents: life-saving momentum after a slow start
Laying the foundation for better health for all
WHO is laying the foundation for better health for all by transforming the organization to run efficiently and effectively for the decades to come. We have started to make changes that are helping us work internally and with member states and external partners in a way that is transparent, accountable, trustworthy and responsive.
Guardian of health
WHO serves a unique role as the guardian of health by engaging with our Member States and partners through a powerful combination of ways. We are a champion of equity, an authoritative source of information, an honest broker, an influencer of policy, an adaptive problem solver and a voice for the most disadvantaged.