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The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations specialized organization for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

WHO is governed by 192 Member States through the World Health Assembly. The Health Assembly is composed of representatives from WHO's Member States. The main tasks of the World Health Assembly are to approve the WHO programme and the budget for the following biennium and to decide major policy questions.

Q1 2023 WHO JPOs

This image shows data about the JPO program in the World Health Organization agency. WHO. has a total of 49 JPOs, from 12 Donor Countries, located in 13 Duty Stations.   The JPOs are composed of 17 men and 32 women, which represent 35% and 65% of the total respectively.