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Title: World Health Organization
Contributor(s): Rugendyke, Barbara Anne  (author)
Publication Date: 2003
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Abstract: Established in 1948 and based in Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It plays a major role in directing and co-ordinating international HEALTH. WHO co-ordinates the surveillance of trends in infectious diseases, such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis, and in food and water-borne diseases, including cholera, other diarrhoeal diseases, and hepatitis A. It reports on the occurrence and means of transfer of diseases, associated death rates, effectiveness of disease prevention and treatments, and extent of compliance among travellers with recommended precautions.
Publication Type: Entry In Reference Work
Source of Publication: Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation, p. 564-565
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: London (UK), New York (USA) and Canada
ISBN: 0415252261
Field of Research (FOR): 160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 909899 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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