About Us

"The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition."

- The WHO Constitution -

The World Health Organization (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 as well as monitoring and assessing health trends.

The WHO Country Office works with the Philippines’ Department of Health in achieving good health for the citizenry.


WHO Country Cooperation Strategy for the Philippines 2011-2016