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English definition of “the World Health Organization”

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the World Health Organization

noun uk   ( abbreviation the WHO) us  
a department of the United Nations that aims to improve health all over the world and limit the spread of diseases
Translations of “the World Health Organization”
in Chinese (Traditional) 世界衛生組織…
in Chinese (Simplified) 世界卫生组织…
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