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What is WHO?

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized working branch of the United Naitons that plays a vital role in promoting the public health and health workers’ safety.  The goal of the WHO is help all the people in the world to attain highest levels of health. The WHO’s headquarter is in Geneva, Switzerland with more than 150 officers worldwide. The WHO provides resources, assets, and guidance to healthcare professionals to promote health to make the world a safer and better place (Aryeetey, 2018)

Mission and Vision of the World Health Organization  

The mandate of the WHO is to contribute worldwide to promote citizens’ health and serve the vulnerable populations to ensure wellbeing. The WHO has been playing a leading role in public health goals to eradicate HIV AIDS, COVID-19, and malaria, etc. The mission of the organization is to enhance the health level of populations including rural and urban global populations. This goal is to be achieved through education, outreach, research, awareness, and by providing financial and technological resources. Moreover, the long-term vision of the WHO is to develop and implement public health solutions and resources to help health are professional increase their competencies to promote safe workplaces and to improve the life quality of people. 

How the WHO Promotes Public Health and Safety

The efforts of the WHO have been adorable for health promotion that ensures the control of citizens over harmful diseases by focusing on individual behaviors and environmental interventions. The emphasis of the WHO is on strengthening the infrastructure of global healthcare organizations to improve their financial stability and promote healthcare quality in urban areas. Moreover, the organization has improved the capacity for health promotion by creating many promoting programs and settings in the United States and also improved school-based health programs in Western Pacific regions (Schneider, 2020). For instance, the organization’s Northern Health Pacific Promotion Leadership (ProLEAD) program has helped to improve the life-quality of many vulnerable mothers and children through workshops.  Moreover, the Regional Action Plan for Health Promotion in Sustainable Development Goals 2030is the vital publication that focus on the goals of improving urban health to produce healthy cities. The WHO Collaboration Center for Healthy Cities Urban and Rural have been doing significant policy research in Republic of Korea, China, and Japan.  Furthermore, since the 1980s, the idea of creating supportive environments with a focus on health has helped the organization to promote infrastructure. The Global Conference on Health in China in 2016 helped the organization to increase the role of sustainable development goals’ achievement. Therefore, organizational development is the key initiative of the WHO to improve its administration and management (Matricardi, 2020)

Moreover, the Global Patient Safety Collaborative by the WHO also considers and ranks patient’s safety to help organizations boost their quality outcomes. The organization stresses on building integrative leadership, promoting nursing education, and embracing technologies to fight a range of diseases. The scale vaccination schemes of the WHO also helped through National Health Programs to fight people from polio and malaria. 

Organization’s Ability to Promote Equal Opportunity and Improve Life Quality 

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The purpose and main objective of the WHO is to create sustainable societies in the middle of COVID-19 and other deadly diseases like cancer and HIV AIDS. The organization suggests considering cultural factors as the key to grow more inclusive healthcare systems. Due to several social, polities, encomic, and linguistic problems, accessing healthcare services for people in difficult. This is the reason people in Asia and African continent often fail to receive equal and fair healthcare services and resources in many public or private residential care centres. The WHO has advocated the philosophy of promoting equality and equal opportunity to support the vulnerable populations of children and adults. This implies that WHO’s efforts support people’s rights which should be respected and protected by healthcare organizations and nurses.  For instance, a few programs relate to advocating against discrimination and provide psychological support to people of different cultures with integration of cultural mediators (Matricardi, 2020). Therefore, the organization helps to reduce racism and gender stereotypes through educational programs and also helps fight cultural barriers to save people from complex healthcare issues. The organization promotes the concepts of justice and equality in everyone’s lives and strives to reach refugee populations in America, Africa, and across borders to help migrant workers.  Moreover, the organization has broken the barriers toward creating more equitable healthcare systems by improving access to child and material health care services. The organization stresses creating gender and discriminatory laws and policies to impede HIV and gender inequality in hospitals (Harkened et al.,2019). The WHO suggests that countries must consider health inequalities important and learn how gender norms and unequal power can ruin health care systems. Therefore, ethnic minorities in America have benefited from the WHO’s initiatives to help low-income women regain health. 

The Impact of Funding Sources, Policy, and Legislation on Services 

Legislations, rules, and policies are important which provide laws and standard to people and organizations to follow. The WHO can follow a course of action by fulfilling its legislative commitments.  The financial resources of the WHO are derived from the United States with almost $853 million in 2019. The second largest donor of resources is the United Kingdom with $464 million in 2018 in addition to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funding $455 million in 2019 (Budd, 2020). The organization uses government contracts and grants to arrange funds for charitable causes and improving health and safety of people and workplaces. Some countries pay assessed contributions to remain the member of the WHO. In addition, the voluntary contributions from member states and their partners have been vital from Norway, Belgium, France, Luxemburg, Spain, Netherlands, Austria, and Sweden to ensure the public health safety. This funding helped the WHO to reduce the impact of substance abuse, smallpox, malaria, and HIV in less developed countries. 

  Moreover, the non-member countries also offer resources to the WHO in South Asian countries to enhance the education of public health workers. Lately, there has been a struggle of policy-makers for formulating viable budgets to help the WHO and UNICEF achieve their goals.  The Prime Minister of Finland has helped the organization to create a welfare society in Finland to reinforce economic structures for the enhancement of public health and sustainable growth. 

How the WHO Promotes Public Health and Safety of Local Community

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The WHO as a vital part of the UN also made a 10-year collaboration plan for improving mental growth of adolescents in the United States. The organization plays a mammoth role in in improving overall education, healthcare, and training of public. The national regulatory organizations implement WHO’s policies. For instance, the Global Safety Action Plan of 2021-2030 helps to promote health care and safety as a part of sustainable development goals.  The organization works under the robust agendas of the national government to adopt viable policies. For instance, the maternal health promotional programs helped thousands of women to improve the childcare and their own health by reducing the growing rates of child mortality (Beaglehole, 2004). The organization’s efforts have also helped communities to overcome the challenge of malnutrition in Africa and America to enhance the health of vulnerable people. This is supported by the viable Food Security Initiative that allows everyone to have access to proper food. 

How Nurses Might Become Involved with the Organization

As vital players and advocates of healthcare, nurses can help the WHO and benefit from its guidelines and policies to enhance safe and efficient patient care. The WHO has almost 70% female workforce who can work in collaborative and autonomous care setups. The WHO helps them to know the right medication and drug administration procedures to improve community’s health. Nurses can benefit from free training programs to learn more about healthcare models and techniques based on technologies. Finally, nurses can gain understanding of nursing policies and plan new ways to improve professions like maternal care and dentistry (Aryeetey, 2018). 


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