WHO in the Western Pacific
The Western Pacific Regional Office, located in Manila, the Philippines, represents WHO in the Asia Pacific. It acts as the health conscience of the Region; and operates semi-autonomously with own regional budget.
The WHO in the Western Pacific acts as a catalyst and an advocate for action at all levels, from local to global, on health issues of public concern. Working together with varied partners from all sectors of society, WHO in the Western Pacific is involved in closely related public health activities, including research, data banking, evaluation, awareness raising and resource mobilization.
Its purpose is to lead the regional response to public health issues on all fronts - medical, technical, socio-economic, cultural, legal and political - towards the achievement of WHO's global health mission.