World Health Organization

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is the coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system and a Shot@Life founding partner. WHO represents international leadership on global health issues, helps shape the health research agenda, communicates evidence-based policy options, provides technical support to countries around the world, and monitors and assesses health trends. Pursuant to these functions, WHO also supports work related to the Millennium Development Goals, including reducing child mortality by two-thirds by 2015. In order to promote development, foster global health security, and strengthen health systems, WHO provides leadership and information on vaccine safety and quality, surveillance for vaccine-preventable diseases, and immunization service delivery and disease control around the world.