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Erika Elvander

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
2,310 words
The World Health Organization, or WHO, is the United Nations agency responsible for all aspects of human health. With 193 member states; six regional committees targeted at ... More
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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
4,511 words

A specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) dedicated to global health issues, the World Health Organization (

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1,769 words

War affects human health both directly, through the violence of munitions, and indirectly, by disrupting economic and social systems that

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
286 words

This organization, dating from 1948 (Constitution of 22 July 1946 (14 U.N.T.S. 185), subsequently amended), took over the

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
63 words

Intergovernmental organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations. Founded in 1948, it collects and shares medical and

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Richard C. Keller

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
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3,272 words
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The AIDS pandemic and the threat of other emerging infectious diseases, as well as the global circulation of images of inequality and suffering in the developing world, have contributed to ... More
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John M. Last

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
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2,219 words
International conferences aimed at standardizing quarantine regulations, and other contagious disease control measures, were held periodically from 1851, and led to the formation of ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,020 words

The World Health Organization (WHO) came into existence in 1948, taking over the functions of the Office International d'Hygiène

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Current Version:
2005

The World Health Organization (WHO), founded in 1948 as a specialized agency of the United Nations, has as its objective

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Paul R. Greenough

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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423 words

(WHO), specialized organization of the United Nations (UN). Headquartered in Geneva, the WHO was founded in 1948.

Its constitution, adopted in ...

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