World Health Organization Western Pacific Region

World Health Day 2013

Filipino employees of the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific waited excitedly to meet and welcome their President. The land on which the Regional Office stands was donated by the government of the Philippines in the 1950s. More than 300 people work in the Regional Office, helping the Region's 37 countries and areas to mount effective responses to health threats that have saved millions of lives and freed millions more from debilitating diseases.

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