Timeline of the World Health Organization
|Time period||Development summary|
|1940s||WHO is established in the late 1940s.|
|1950s||WHO starts proposing programs to promote primary health care around the world. Eradication campaigns are launched for yaws, smallpox and malaria, among other programs.|
|1960s||WHO begins a planetwide campaign to eradicate the mosquitoes that transmit malaria. During the 1960s and early 1970s WHO functions as the omnipotent supplier and standardizing authority of the world's experimental pharmaceuticals.|
|1970s||WHO undertakes a massive smallpox eradication campaign. The Expanded Program on Immunization is created in 1974. The Alma Ata Declaration is adopted in 1978.|
|1980s||WHO becomes the first major organization and the first intergovernmental agency to begin mobilizing for HIV/AIDS prevention and care.|
|1990s||WHO remains one of only a few key players in global health, alongside organizations like the World Bank and other health-related UN organizations.|
|1945||Prelude||The United Nations Conference in San Francisco unanimously approves the establishment of a new, autonomous international health organization.||United States|
|1946 (July)||The Constitution of the World Health Organization is approved by the International Health Conference in New York.||United States|
|1947 (February 6)||The epidemiological information service is established.|
|1948 (April 7)||Creation||The World Health Organization Constitution comes into force.|
|1948 (August 6)||The International Classification of Disease is created by WHO, as the global standard to report and categorize diseases, health-related conditions and external causes of disease and injury.|
|1948 (September 6)||Canadian doctor Brock Chisholm assumes office as WHO's first Director-General.|
|1949||Publication||WHO publishes ICD-6, the sixth revision of the International statistical classification of diseases, which includes a section on mental disorders for the first time.|
|1949||The WHO's committee on mental health acknowledges that alcoholism is a public health issue.|
|1949||Policy||WHO adopts a definition of health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”|
|1950 (February 6)||The World Health Assembly establishes World Health Day to take place annually on 7 April.|
|1950 (May 6)||Program||WHO launches massive immunization with the bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, to protect children from tuberculosis.|
|1950||Epidemiology||WHO estimates that 160 million people are infected with yaws, 1 million with endemic syphilis, and 0.7 million with pinta.|
|1951||Policy||WHO adopts the International Sanitary Regulations – renamed International Health Regulations (IHR) in 1969 – with the objective of maximum prevention of the spread of infectious diseases with minimal disruption of travel and trade.|
|1952 (Febuary 6)||Program||In partnership with UNICEF, WHO starts a massive international campaign to eradicate yaws, a tropical skin disease of the poor occurring in almost 100 countries.|
|1952||Program||WHO initiates a planetwide vaccination campaign to eradicate smallpox.|
|1953||Program||WHO launches an antimalaria program in the upcountry region of Central Province, Liberia, as a pilot project to determine the feasibility of malaria eradication in tropical Africa. The malaria control project in Monrovia constitutes the first large-scale use of synthetic insecticide to combat malaria in tropical Africa, and the WHO pilot project in Central Province is one of a first cluster of projects initiated to explore the efficacy of indoor residual spraying in a variety of African ecological zones.||Liberia|
|1953 (February 6)||Leadership||Brazilian medical doctor Marcolino Gomes Candau assumes office as WHO's Director-General. |
|1954||Growth||WHO reaches 81 members, nineteen more than the United Nations.|
|1955||Program||WHO launches the most ambitious public health program to date, the global eradication of malaria. The Global Malaria Eradication Programme is designed to rid the world of the parasitic disease at its source. Insecticide DDT is adopted as predominant method of insect control. The program has the goal of eliminating the disease within 10 years.|
|1956||Program||WHO develops an international program to collect information about resistant populations of pests, methods of detection and evaluation of the resistance, and the use of alternative plant protection products.|
|1957||Program||WHO begins a US$ 6 billion campaign to rid the world of malaria using a combination of DDT and chloroquine.|
|1957||Program||WHO permits Polish American medical researcher Albert Sabin to test his polio vaccine in Chile, Holland, Japan, Mexico, Russia, and Sweden.||Chile, Netherlands, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Sweden|
|1957||Publication||WHO publishes Requirements for Yellow Fever Vaccine, which standardizes the seed lot and manufacturing procedures.|
|1958||Policy||WHO sets the first International Drinking Water Standard for arsenic concentration at 200 µg L-1.|
|1959||Publication||WHO establishes the Advisory Committee for Medical Research (ACMR) to provide advice on medical research to the Director.|
|1959||Program||WHO initiates a plan to eradicate smallpox at a worldwide level.|
|1960||Publication||WHO publishes the first comprehensive report of the magnitude of iodine deficiency worldwide.|
|1961||Policy||WHO and Food and Agriculture Organization jointly create the joint Codex Alimentarius Commission in order to regulate the food safety by establishing international standards regarding processing, labeling, sampling of analysis, hygienic requirements, etc., of food commodities.|
|1962||Publication||WHO publishes the first international report on the importance of blood pressure control.|
|1963||The oral polio vaccine is licensed.|
|1963||Policy||WHO recommends lowering the International Drinking Water Standard from 200 to 50 µg L-1 for arsenic concentration.|
|1963||Program||WHO establishes a system for the collection and distribution of information on viruses.|
|1963||Organization||WHO and FAO create the Codex Alimentarius Commission, joining 173 signatories from the European Community (EC) countries in order to control the tolerable limits of pollutants in food.|
|1964||Policy||WHO devises the Declaration of Helsinki, with 22 preconditions for human examination.||Finland|
|1964||WHO introduces the concept of dependence, replacing and redefining the concept of addiction and encompassing the effects of the increasing variety of drugs available on the market.|
|1964||WHO establishes the primary categories of residential satisfaction as safety, health, efficiency, and amenity.|
|1965||Publication||WHO publishes diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus.|
|1965||Organization||The International Agency for Research on Cancer is established.|
|1966||The new headquarters building of the WHO is inaugurated in Geneva, Switzerland.||Switzerland|
|1966||Program||WHO launches the Smallpox Eradication Program, a mass vaccination campaign using new technology, freeze-dried vaccines, to allow for longer storage and transportation.|
|1967||Program||WHO launches the Intensified Global Smallpox Eradication Program, with the goal of vaccinating at least eighty percent of the world’s at-risk population.|
|1968||Publication||WHO publishes guidelines on the Principles and practice of screening for disease. Although these principles would be modified in 2008 and adjusted to screening based on genomic technologies, the main principles of screening, known as Wilson’s criteria, are still valid.|
|1969||The International Sanitary Regulations are renamed International Health Regulations.|
|1969||Program||WHO suspends the Global Malaria Eradication Programme, after anopheles mosquitoes are found to develop resistance to DDT and continue to reproduce and spread disease in humans.|
|1970||Policy||WHO convenes a committee to classify and define the primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs). This expert committee accomplishes its task of creating a unified nomenclature for the then-known PIDs.|
|1970||Policy||WHO recognizes Ayurveda as a health science and as a traditional health system.||India|
|1972||WHO introduces a classification of salivary gland tumors that would gain almost universal acceptance.|
|1972||Policy||WHO declares noise as a pollutant.|
|1973||Growth||WHO celebrates its 25th anniversary with 138 member states.|
|1973||Leadership||Danish physician Halfdan T. Mahler assumes office as WHO's Director-General.|
|1974||Program||WHO creates the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), a worldwide effort mobilized to help countries increase immunization coverage of basic childhood vaccines—diphtheria, measles, pertussis, polio, tetanus, and tuberculosis—using the third dose of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP3) as a measure of progress.|
|1974||Program||WHO launches the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in collaboration with the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization.|
|1975||Policy||WHO introduces the global concept of essential medicines as those that meet the health needs of the majority of the population.|
|1975||Program||WHO and the United States Agency for International Development embark on new programs aimed at developing a malaria vaccine.|
|1975||Epidemiology||WHO declares Europe free of malaria.||Europe|
|1975||Program||WHO establishes the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases.|
|1976||WHO officially recognizes the potential value of traditional practitioners and folk healers to deliver healthcare.|
|1976||Epidemiology||WHO estimates worldwide disability prevalence at 10%.|
|1977||WHO publishes the first essential medicines list.|
|1978||Treaty||WHO and UNICEF jointly host a conference in Kazakhstan that results in the Alma-Ata Declaration, in which primary health care is defined by leaders as ensuring that everyone, regardless of where they live, whether rich or poor, is able to access services and conditions necessary for realizing the best possible health. The concept "Health for all by 2000" is introduced at the conference.||Kazakhstan|
|1979||WHO holds an interregional seminar in which it defines a number of diseases for which acupuncture could be considered to be potentially helpful.|
|1980||Epidemiology||WHO declares smallpox as officially eradicated from the world.|
|1981||Policy||WHO adopts the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (International Code), with the purpose of contributing to the safe and adequate provision of nutrition for infants by protecting and promoting breastfeeding and ensuring that breast milk substitutes, when necessary, are used properly through adequate information and appropriate marketing and distribution.|
|1982||WHO asks an international group of investigators to develop a simple screening instrument to identify persons who are at risk of developing alcohol problems.|
|1983||Program||WHO initiates the program "Smoking or Health" to focus public attention on the hazards of smoking.|
|1984||Policy||WHO develops a system of guidelines for the quality of drinking-water.|
|1985||WHO holds the first international meeting on maternal mortality.|
|1986||Publication||WHO develops guidelines for cancer pain treatment.|
|1987||WHO recommends against universal mandatory HIV testing for all international travelers.|
|1988||Leadership||Japanese doctor Hiroshi Nakajima assumes office as WHO's Director-General.|
|1988||Program||WHO establishes as an objective the global eradication of poliomyelitis by the year 2000. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is established in collaboration with Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF.|
|1988||The World Health Assembly endorses a resolution on non-discrimination against people living with AIDS.|
|1989||Program||WHO adopts the goal of eliminating neonatal tetanus as a public health problem worldwide.|
|1990||WHO establishes one of the first widely used definitions of palliative care: “the active, total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment.”|
|1991||Program||WHO initiates a project to simultaneously develop a quality of life (QOL) instrument in 15 countries: The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) instrument. This is intended as a generic QOL tool for use with patients across varying disease types, severities of illness, and cultural subgroups.|
|1991||Program||The World Health Assembly adopts a resolution to eliminate leprosy.|
|1992||Program||WHO sets a goal for all countries to introduce hepatitis B vaccine into national routine infant immunization programs by 1997.|
|1993||Policy||WHO declares tuberculosis a global emergency because of the scale of the epidemic and the urgent need to improve global tuberculosis control.|
|1994||WHO undergoes a major restructuring, in large part to meet the needs of the Children's Vaccine Initiative (CVI). A key result is the creation of the Global Program on Vaccines, which would later oversee the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), the Programme for Vaccine Development, and WHO's vaccine supply and quality-control operations.|
|1995||Organization||WHO establishes the International Commission for the Certification of Dracunculiasis Eradication.|
|1995||Program||WHO launches the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) with the aim to control morbidity due to the parasitic infectious disease onchocerciasis (river blindness).||Africa|
|1995||The Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal is launched by the Eastern Mediterranean Regional office of World Health Organisation.|
|1995||Publication||WHO launches the Directly observed treatment, short-course (DOTS) strategy for tuberculosis control.|
|1996||Program||WHO establishes the International Electromagnetic Fields Project to investigate potential health risks associated with technologies emitting EMF.|
|1996||Organization||UNAIDS is created with six founding partner agencies.|
|1997||Growth||WHO turns 50 and reaches 191 member states.|
|1998||Leadership||Norwegian politician Gro Harlem Brundtland assumes office as WHO's Director-General.|
|1998||Program||WHO establishes the Global Buruli Ulcer Initiative to draw attention to buruli ulcer (the third most common mycobacterial infection) and mobilize international efforts to understand and deal with it.|
|1999||Program||WHO initiates a series of meetings designed to create a Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Envisioned as a comprehensive, international, multilateral effort to reduce smoking rates, abate smoking-related illnesses, and regulate the trade, sale, and marketing of tobacco products, the FCTC marks the first truly global public health effort against tobacco consumption.|
|2000||Publication||WHO publishes The World Health Report 2000 – Health Systems: Improving Performance, which introduces a framework for evaluating and ranking healthcare with the stated objective of “improving the performance of health systems around the world”.|
|2000||Organization||The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network is established.|
|2000||Program||189 Member States of the United Nations unanimously adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, resulting in the Millennium Development Goals.|
|2000||Organization||The Commission on Macroeconomics and Health is established to assess the impact of health on development.|
|2001||Program||WHO launches a series of initiatives to put mental health on the global policy agenda and make it more visible throughout the world, and develops a set of instruments and programs.|
|2001||Program||WHO launches the Measles Initiative in partnership with the American Red Cross, UNICEF, the United Nations Foundation and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.|
|2002||Publication||WHO publishes a health system performance ranking for 191 member countries. The ranking is based on five indicators, with fixed weights common to all countries.|
|2003||Leadership||Korean public health doctor Lee Jong-wook assumes office as WHO's Director-General.|
|2003||Publication||In order to emphasize the need to promote oral health, WHO publishes a guidance document for every nation to define their goals in oral health indicators by the year 2020.|
|2003||Treaty||The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is adopted.|
|2004||Policy||WHO releases the first global policy on physical activity and develops a set of programs and policies needed within each country to reverse the trend of inactivity.|
|2005||Publication||WHO publishes a Resource Book (WHO-RB) on mental health, human rights and legislation, including a checklist of 175 specific items to be addressed in mental health legislation or policy in individual countries.|
|2006||Leadership||Swedish physician Anders Nordström assumes office as WHO's Director-General.|
|2006||Policy||WHO launches new growth standards for application to all children regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status and feeding mode. By 2011, 125 countries would adopt these standards, with another 25 considering their adoption, and 30 not adopting them.|
|2007||Leadership||Chinese-Canadian physician Margaret Chan assumes office as WHO's Director-General.|
|2007||Program||WHO establishes an international network of biodosimetry laboratories, the BioDoseNet, with the goal to support international cooperation and capacity building in the area of biodosimetry around the world, including harmonisation of protocols and techniques to enable them to provide mutual assistance during a mass casualty event.|
|2008||Program||WHO launches the Safe Surgery Saves Lives campaign and produces the ‘Surgical Safety Checklist’ (SSC) designed to reduce complications and deaths associated with surgery.|
|2009||Program||WHO launches the Enhanced Global Strategy for Further Reducing the Disease Burden due to Leprosy for 2011–2015, under which the target becomes to reduce the number of new cases of leprosy with grade 2 disability per 100,000 total population by at least 35% between the end of 2010 and the end of 2015. The goals are not likely to be met, with statistics indicating that new cases and those with G2D either stagnated or increased in the period.|
|2010||Policy||WHO issues a global Code of Practice with the purpose to control international migration of health professionals.|
|2011||WHO develops a Global Monitoring Framework (GMF) to enable tracking of progress in preventing and controlling major noncommunicable diseases and their key risk factors – tobacco, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity.|
|2012||Publication||WHO publishes a roadmap that sets targets for the eradication, elimination and intensified control of 17 neglected tropical diseases.|
|2012 (November 12)||Treaty||WHO adopts the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products with the purpose of eliminating all forms of illicit trade in tobacco products.|
|2013||Program||WHO establishes the Global Forum on Innovation for Ageing Populations as an information exchange platform for diverse stakeholders to address the challenge of meeting the needs of older people in low resource settings with frugal innovations.|
|2014||Policy||WHO declares that polio is a public health emergency of international concern.|
|2014||Program||WHO develops the End TB Strategy in response to a World Health Assembly Resolution requesting Member States to end the worldwide epidemic of tuberculosis by 2035.|
|2015||Publication||WHO publishes its World report on aging and health, with aims at bringing to global attention a whole range of issues related to the health and well-being of older individuals and populations across the entire spectrum of high- middle- and low-income countries.|
|2016||Program||WHO and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launch the Global Hearts initiative, which focuses on the noncommunicable disease burden due to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. The initiative provides a simple framework that enables front-line health clinics to implement WHO’s call to integrate cardiovascular disease care into primary disease prevention.|
|2017||Publication||WHO publishes guidelines for the management of advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease within a public health approach.|
|2017||Leadership||Ethiopian politician Tedros Adhanom assumes office as WHO's Director-General.|
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