Organization Type

Multilateral Organization



Founded in 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations agency that connects nations, partners, and people to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health. 

WHO leads global efforts to expand universal health coverage. The Organization directs and coordinates the world’s response to health emergencies, promoting healthier lives – from pregnancy care through old age.

The Triple Billion targets are an ambitious initiative to improve the health of billions by 2023. These targets include a focus on the execution and delivery of significant improvements in the health of the world’s population through evidence-based interventions, strengthened health information systems, and support for transformational public health policy.