World Health Organization  

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"First, there is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade. WHO doesn’t recommend limiting trade and movement [...] Fourth, combat the spread of rumours and misinformation ... [coughs] don't worry it's not corona."-- Tedros Adhanom, "WHO Director-General's statement on IHR Emergency Committee on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)", 30 January 2020 [1]

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health. Established on 7 April 1948, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the agency inherited the mandate and resources of its predecessor, the Health Organization, which had been an agency of the League of Nations.

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