What is the World Health Organization? - Definition, History & Purpose


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The World Health Organization was founded in large part due to challenges faced after World War II. These challenges included:

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1. The World Health Organization focuses on what?

2. The World Health Organization is a part of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the World Health Organization. You will be quizzed on the organization's history and its purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Why the World Health Organization was founded
  • How the WHO has evolved and expanded
  • World Health Organization's relation to other international groups
  • Various points of focus for the WHO

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history of the World Health Organization
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the role and purpose of the WHO in global health
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the expanded focus of the organization

Additional Learning

Get more details about global initiative via the accompanying lesson, What is the World Health Organization? - Definition, History & Purpose. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the leadership goals of the World Health Organization
  • Understand the history and background of the WHO
  • Recognize the World Health Organization's purpose