World Health Organisation (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
The WHO recognises that the health of women and girls is of particular concern because, in many societies, they are disadvantaged by discrimination rooted in society. Good health is necessary for women and girls to be able to achieve their full potential. Soroptimist International has taken an active role in working to improve the health of women and girls since its founding and it still very active in this area today. Many of our international projects have focussed on the health of women and girls as well as addressed the underlying causes of poor health outcomes.
If you are interested in reading any reports from before 2009, please email SIHQ: email@example.com.
- News Story: SI UN Representatives Meet with Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy
- News Story: Global Challengs of Chronic Disease, September 2011
- 128th Executive Board Meeting of the WHO, January 2011
- Report from SI attendee on the 63rd Regional Committee Meeting of the WHO South East Asia, Bangkok, 2010
- Report from SI attendee on the 61st Session of WHO Western Pacific Regional Committee Meeting, Malaysia, 2010
- SI Statement delivered at the 61st Session of WHO Western Pacific Regional Committee Meeting – Maternal Health, 2010
- IPD Dawn Marie Lemonds reports on the World Health Assembly, 2009
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