History of the World Health Organization

• 1948: WHO takes over responsibility for the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
• 1952-1964: WHO implemented the Global Tropical Granuloma Eradication Program.
• 1974: WHO led the Onchocerciasis Eradication Program for 30 years.
• 1974: The World Health Assembly adopts a resolution to develop an Expanded Program on Immunization to ensure access to essential vaccines for children.
• 1975: The World Health Assembly adopted the concepts of essential drugs and a national drug policy. Two years later, Essential Medicines Lists began to appear.
• 1967-1979: For 12 years, WHO fully coordinated the smallpox eradication campaign. The complete eradication of smallpox worldwide is the most important achievement of the WHO.
• 1978: The International Conference on Primary Health Care sets out the historic goal of Health for All.
• 1988: Launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
• 2003: Accepted – WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
• 2004: The Global Strategy on Diet and Diet, Physical Activity and Health is adopted.
• 2005: The World Health Assembly revises the International Health Regulations.

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