The World Health Organisation (WHO) is responsible for leading and coordinating health work within the UN system. The WHO has 194 member states, headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, six regional offices and many country offices. The WHO’s highest decision-making authority is the World Health Assembly which meets every year.
The WHO works with fighting infectious diseases, including getting the tuberculosis epidemic under control.
In May 2014, the World Health Assembly gave its full support to the new post-2015 global tuberculosis strategy.
This visionary strategy is designed to end the global tuberculosis epidemic through targets of reducing tuberculosis death by 95 per cent and reducing new cases by 90 per cent, and ensuring that no family suffers under major financial expenses due to tuberculosis during the period from 2015 to 2035.
The WHO plays an important role in relation to national governments and national tuberculosis programmes by making provisions so that patients throughout the world are given access to free medicines.
LHL International is in contact with the local WHO offices where we work, but we also have close cooperation with the Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen.