The WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) is one of WHO’s six regional offices around the world.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. 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.
WHO was founded in 1948 to work for the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples. Globally, WHO works with 193 Member States, providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, and articulating evidence-based policy options. It also provides technical support to Member States, monitors and assesses health trends, funds medical research and provides emergency aid during disasters.