Director-General: Dr Margaret Chan
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health.
It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution,
is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is
defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social
well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
World Health Organization (WHO) Indonesia is a United Nations agency with a goal of achieving a healthier population in the country. Indonesia joined the organization in 23 May 1950 and since then, WHO works closely with the government as well as playing an important role in national health development.
WHO Indonesia support to the Ministry of Health includes technical assistance, training, fellowships, guidelines and support for international standards. With staff both international and national, WHO Indonesia also gives strong support during emergency situation in the country, such as the tsunami disaster and disease outbreak.
WHO Indonesia office is in the South-East Asia Regional, which regional office in New Delhi, India. The region groupes following countries Bangladesh, Burma, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor Leste.