World Health Organization (WHO) - Bangladesh

Unverified non-profit organisation

Building on WHO’s mandate and its comparative advantage, six core functions have been defined for the organization and country activities of WHO Bangladesh are of course within the shepherd of these functions.

The core functions include the following:

- Providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed

- Shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge

- Setting norms and standards, and promoting and monitoring their implementation

- Articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options

- Providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity

- Monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends


Participant in relevant networks

The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialised agency for health (established in 1948) aims to coordinate international health activities and to help governments improve health services. Health is being defined in WHO's Constitution as state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely absence of disease or infirmity. Link:

About this organisation

Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: Bangladesh

Global issues

Environment and climate change; Food security and nutrition; HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, all (4)