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Identify the functions of the World Health Organisation.


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A
It sends out its specialists to various countries, to train and educate about maintaining good health and for sharing research information.
Correct Answer
B
It promotes research to develop new technology to identify diseases and to cure them.
Your Answer
C
It exclusively helps children and mothers on an immediate basis, especially in times of crises and natural calamities.
Correct Answer
D
It sets international standards for necessary consumable products.

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The correct options are
A It sends out its specialists to various countries, to train and educate about maintaining good health and for sharing research information.
B It promotes research to develop new technology to identify diseases and to cure them.
D It sets international standards for necessary consumable products.
WHO was founded on 7 April, 1948. It strives for 'the highest possible level of health for all'. Its headquarters is situated in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO helps fight diseases and prevent them. It worked with UNICEF in a programme that immunised over 80 per cent of the children in the world against killer diseases. Some of the functions of WHO are:
  • It sets international standards for necessary consumable products.
  • It also promotes research to develop new technology to identify diseases and cure them.
  • The World Health Organisation helps projects that work to provide safe and clear drinking water and adequate waste disposal.
  • WHO sends out its specialists to various countries, to train and educate about maintaining good health and for sharing research information.
  • It builds infrastructure to help specialists in developing countries.

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