About WHO in Viet Nam

Who are we?

WHO\Yoshi Shimizu
WHO staff in Viet Nam

The World Health Organization(WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) was established on 7 April 1948 as the directing and coordinating authority in global public health within the United Nations system. Working at three levels in the Organization (global, regional and country), more than 7000 WHO staff worldwide collaborate with the governments of 194 Member States and other partners to achieve the WHO founding vision of the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all people.

The Western Pacific Region

The WHO Western Pacific Region is home to more than one quarter of the world’s population, stretching over more than one third of the distance around the globe. In all, more than 600 WHO staff work in 15 country offices and the Regional Office in Manila, Philippines, to support Member States in achieving better health outcomes for the Region’s nearly 1.9 billion people in 37 countries and areas.

WHO presence in Viet Nam

Viet Nam has been a WHO Member State since 17 May 1950. WHO was one of the first United Nations agencies to support the Vietnamese health sector directly since the end of the war and reunification of the country. WHO established a country office in Hanoi in 1977 and a sub-office in Ho Chi Minh City in 2003. More than 50 WHO staff in the country office have played a central role in supporting the people and the Government of Viet Nam to improve health.

Contact details

World Health Organization Representative Office Viet Nam

304 Kim Ma Street

Ha Noi

Viet Nam

Telephone: +84 (0) 24 38 500 100 / +84 (0) 24 38 501 888

Facsimile: +84 (0) 24 37 265 519 / +84 (0) 24 37 265 520

E-mail: wpvnmmedia@who.int

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Visiting WHO in Viet Nam:

All visitors to the Green One UN house and WHO office must register on arrival. They will be issued with a security badge and picked up by their host at the entrance. Please bring a valid photo ID.