• WHO is the first global health organization, replacing many regional and national health bodies.
  • It has 194-member countries, and its secretariat is in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • It has the authority of directing and coordinating matters related to international health.
  • World Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO, attended by delegations from all member states.
  • The Executive Board of WHO implements the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly.
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