Presentation on theme: "WHO WHO is an international voice of leadership on global health issues. Its work includes: Health security – responding to health threats that require."— Presentation transcript:
WHO WHO is an international voice of leadership on global health issues. Its work includes: Health security – responding to health threats that require international cooperation Health systems – helping countries to improve their health systems so that medical care is available to the population Research – developing new research-based policies to guide health care around the world Partnerships – working with other UN agencies, governments, NGOs, and the private sector toward quality health care for all people Images courtesy of WHO. The images are included under fair-use guidelines of Title 17, US Code. Copyrights belong to respective owners. WHO trucks providing supplies in Libya WHO midwife providing care WHO vaccination program
United Nations Development Program The UNDP is an international organization working in 177 countries to help people build a better life. Work includes: Democratic leadership – helping people have a voice in their country ’ s governance, working to support free and honest elections, and strengthening governmental agencies so that all people are treated justly Poverty – reducing poverty around the world Crisis management – helping countries prepare for and recover from war, civil unrest, and natural disasters
United Nations Development Program, continued Environmental issues – reducing carbon emissions, finding sources of green energy, eliminating pollutants, and encouraging sustainable development HIV/AIDS – reducing the number of infections and helping to care for those already infected Images courtesy of UNDP. The images are included under fair-use guidelines of Title 17, US Code. Copyrights belong to respective owners. UNDP HIV/AIDS program UNDP disaster relief
United Nations Children ’ s Fund UNICEF is an international organization that focuses on the rights of children. UNICEF works on: Health care – from maternal and neonatal health through childhood vaccinations and child development Education – especially girls ’ education, since in many countries girls receive less education than boys HIV/AIDS – reducing mother-to-child transmission and caring for babies and children with HIV/AIDS Protection – caring for children during emergencies and working toward a day when no child is threatened, abused, or exploited Image courtesy of UNICEF. The image is included under fair-use guidelines of Title 17, US Code. Copyrights belong to respective owners. UNICEF works to improve education for all children.
The CDC is the public health institute for the United States. It is a federal agency that oversees public health issues in the United States. The CDC also plays an active role in working with other organizations to address global health issues. It works to: Identify, investigate, and monitor health problems and trends Research and implement preventive measures Advocate for public health policy Promote healthy behaviors and encourage safe and healthy environments Image retrieved from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Influenza_virus_research.jpg, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’ s Public Health Image Library. Image courtesy of James Gathany.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Influenza_virus_research.jpg CDC researcher
The World Bank The World Bank is made up of 187 countries that work together to fight poverty around the globe. It provides low-interest loans, grants, and other financial support to developing countries. The goal is to help these countries improve their: Education Health care Public administration Infrastructure Financial and private-sector development Agriculture, environmental, and natural resource management Image retrieved from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Poverty_in_Colombia_by_Luis_Perez.jpg and reproduced here under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en). Image courtesy of Luis Perez.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Poverty_in_Colombia_by_Luis_Perez.jpghttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en The World Bank helps impoverished countries and communities, such as this slum in Colombia.