Since its creation in 1948, The WHO has been an active force in the protection of workers' occupational health. In 1996, WHO, in a resolution of the World Health Assembly, adopted the "Global Strategy on Occupational Health for All", which provides a framework for action to be taken together with Member States, other United Nations partners, non governmental organizations and the WHO Network of Collaborating Centres in Occupational Health. In order to implement this strategy, WHO and the Occupational and Environmental Health Programme focus on three main programmatic areas: supporting occupational health policy development; improving access to information and practical solutions for workplace problems; and improving and expanding delivery of occupational health services so as to achieve universal access for all workers. Creating a supportive policy environment WHO, in close collaboration with the ILO, works to strengthen and improve partnerships at country level between ministries of health, labour and social security.
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Address: SDE/PHE/IHE, Office L.125, Occupational Health Team, World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland Phone: +41 22 7913531 E-Mail: email@example.com