World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO fulfills its objectives through its core functions:
- providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed;
- shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge;
- setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation;
- articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options;
- providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and
- monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.
WHO’s Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day.
WHO considers water as an essential and limited resource. The organization is committed in preserving the quality of freshwater for drinking, food production and recreational use. It also protects water resources through its projects aimed at preventing or removing the presence of infectious agents, toxic chemicals, and radiological hazards.
- WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality
- Water-related Diseases
- Water, Health and Economics
- Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage
- Small Community Water Supply Network
- Wastewater Use
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