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    DescriptionThe World Health Organization (WHO), as the United Nations specialized agency for health, has been at the centre of international health cooperation for over sixty years. With origins dating from the nineteenth century, WHO's mandate is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health. The huge challenge of fulfilling this objective has not only required high-level technical skills, but has led the organization to engage with a broad range of political and economic interests. WHO has enjoyed many high-profile successes such as the global eradication of smallpox and SARS, and ongoing campaigns against polio and other diseases. On other issues, such as essential drugs, tobacco control and diet and nutrition, efforts to tackle the broader determinants of health has brought the organization into contact with issues such as globalization, poverty, social justice and human rights. Kelley Lee analyzes the WHO's role in international cooperation, examining its changing structures, key programmes and individuals. Of particular focus are the challenges WHO has faced in recent years given the emergence of other global health initiatives and how WHO has sought to remain effective as the "world's health conscience" within an increasingly complex global context.


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    Title
    The World Health Organization (WHO)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kelley Lee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 226 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415370134
    ISBN 10: 0415370132
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: GTN
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    DC22: 362.1
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: MED035000
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: POL041000
    LC classification: RA8 .L45 2009
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 362.10601
    Thema V1.0: GTV
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    3 black & white illustrations, 4 black & white tables, 1 black & white halftones, 2 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kelley Lee is Reader in Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research focuses on communicable and noncommunicable diseases, and the implications for global governance. Her books include Globalization and Health: An Introduction (2003) and Global Change and Health (2005).
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. Creation of the World Health Organization 2. Structure and functions 3. Global campaigns against disease 4. Tackling the broad determinants of health 5. From international to global health