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The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. It is part of the U.N. Sustainable Development Group. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency's governing structure and principles, states its main objective as ensuring "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health." It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

WHO experts head to China to investigate origins of coronavirus pandemic

World Health Organization experts were heading to the Chinese capital on Friday to lay the groundwork for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.An animal health expert and an epidemiologist will meet Chinese counterparts in Beijing to work out logistics, places to visit and the participants for a WHO-led international mission, the U.N. organization said.A major issue will be to “look at whether or not it jumped from species to human, and what species it jumped from,” WHO spokesperson Dr.

Margaret Harris said at a briefing in Geneva. WHO sets up independent probe on how it’s handled coronavirus outbreak Scientists believe the virus may have originated in bats and was transmitted to another mammal such as a civet cat

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