World Health Organization, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation
The second of the eight Prince of Asturias Award has been announced today in Oviedo. It goes to the World Health Organization.
The jury, presided over by Antonio Garrigues Walker, has agreed to bestow the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation to the World Health Organization, due to it being considered one of the most respected international institutions “for its efforts towards the coordination and cooperation between countries in health matters. Since its establishment, it has contributed towards the eradication of pandemic diseases such as smallpox, the reduction of cases of poliomyelitis by more than 99%, the prevention and control of infectious diseases such as aids, tuberculosis and malaria; the reduction of child mortality rate; and the detection and management of epidemic outbreaks worldwide.”
WHO was established on the 7th of April 1948, and is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system and is also responsible for providing leadership on global health matters.
The Presentation Ceremony of the Prince of Asturias Award will take place in the autumn in Oviedo.
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