World Health Organization

WHO is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Featured Reviews

"An essential read that rightfully places investments in health workforce at the heart of the SDG agenda."

Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet

"To achieve the Every Woman Every Child vision and the Global Strategy for Women's Children's and Adolescents' Health, we need innovative, evidence-based approaches to antenatal care. I welcome these guidelines, which aim to put women at the centre of care, enhancing their experience of pregnancy and ensuring that babies have the best possible start in life."

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

"The editors and their contributors have provided an extraordinarily readable fascicle that is clearly also a scholarly text. They are to be congratulated in updating numerous details in these important areas in both a comprehensive and readily attainable manner. The use of this fascicle can be highly recommended to those already knowledgeable and well-established in the clinical and research areas of these organ systems as well as those at an earlier stage in their career who seeks to expand their knowledge and understanding."

Michael J. Droller, M.D., Katherine and Clifford Goldsmith Professor of Urology, Professor of Oncology, Mount Sinai

Health in the Green EconomySeries

Health in the Green Economy - Transport Sector

Health Co-benefits of Climate Change Mitigation

"This report makes an important contribution to the transport, planning, health and climate change literature by sign-posting the need to assess co-benefits and co-costs of transport and land use planning interventions. With reference to the IPPC work, many of the implications of a technology-linked transport sector emissions mitigation agenda for public health – considered very broadly – were identified."

Ryan Falconer, Agitator for better transport outcomes