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The World Health Organization
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791098397
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9839-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 362
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 136

Summary

Established in 1948 to promote “the highest possible level of health” in all peoples, the World Health Organization provides a clearinghouse for information on the latest developments in disease and healthcare. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, this public health agency of the United Nations establishes international sanitary standards and quarantine measures, sponsors measures for the control of epidemic and endemic disease, including immunization campaigns and assistance in providing sources of pure water, and encourages the strengthening of public health programs in member nations. With 193 members, the WHO encompasses nearly all of the U.N. member nations.

Specifications

Full-color photographs, maps, and graphs. Sidebars. Chronology. Footnotes. Bibliography. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

G.S. Prentzas is the author of more than 20 books for young readers. He is the author of Gideon v. Wainwright in Chelsea House's Great Supreme Court Decisions series and The Brooklyn Bridge in Chelsea House's Building America: Then and Now set. He has also written books on law, government, geography, and history, covering such topics as the right to counsel, criminal rights, Native American law, and the FBI.

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