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The World Health Organization
“As to diseases, make a habit of two things - to help, or at least, to do no harm.”   Hippocrates, the noted philosopher, acknowledges that for one to achieve wellness in himself or promote it in others, actions must be taken; however they must be the right actions.   On a global scale, there is not a soul who can go through life without having disease or sickness encroach upon them in some shape or form.   Since humans roamed the earth, they have been at war with disease and sickness and have had to display some ingenuity on how to combat this problem.   First, comes the issue of identifying what the disease is intrinsically; its symptoms, causes, etc.   After the preliminary work is done, the next step is to work towards a cure or remedy as a solution to the newly identified problem.   Since this is not a simple, cut and dry process, there needs to be some sort of rhythm and rhyme to the decisions that are made regarding how to implement and decide upon whatever actions are necessary to combat current or potential health threats.   The World Health Organization (WHO) has been played a pivotal and vital role in promoting and maintaining a healthier global agenda among its inhabitants.   By providing leadership on global health matters among many other duties including but not limited to the implementation of strategic health promoting missions around the globe, the World Health Organization has cemented itself as one of the most important and productive international organizations that the world possesses today.
Begat from a previous organization within the later defunct League of Nations, the WHO derives many of its ideals from this prior collective.   The League of Nations Health Organization was created following the conclusion of World War I as a way to come up with a battle strategy regarding the epidemics of typhus, cholera, and relapsing fever, which had spread from Russia to the countries of Eastern Europe.   That organization,...

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