WHO's mission and the Philippines
WHO’s mission is to support all countries and peoples in their quest to achieve the highest attainable level of health.
WHO has six regional offices worldwide, namely the African Region, Region of the Americas, South-East Asia Region, European Region, Eastern Mediterranean and the Western Pacific Region. The Philippines is one of the countries within the Western Pacific Regional Office.
Philippines, one of the founding countries of WHO
The World Health Organization constitution came into force on 7 April 1948, a date of celebration every year as World Health Day. The Philippines is one of the founding countries that officially joined WHO on 9 July 1948.
The WHO Representative Office, also called WHO Philippines Country Office, was established in January 1973. However, the WHO Representative post remained vacant until 1981. The WHO Country Office works with the Government of the Philippines in achieving good health for the citizenry.