The World Health Organization (WHO) does not have a local office in Tagum City, Philippines, but instead has a regional office for the Western Pacific located in Manila, which serves as the primary coordinating agency for WHO activities in the region.
The Department of Health (DOH) in the Philippines is responsible for public health and collaborates closely with the WHO to address health issues and concerns in the country.
The DOH has regional and provincial offices throughout the Philippines, including in the Davao region where Tagum City is situated. In case of any health concerns or queries related to COVID-19 or other health issues in Tagum City, individuals may reach out to the local health authorities or the DOH regional office in Davao for assistance and information.
The WHO is a specialized United Nations agency responsible for international public health. It was founded on April 7, 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The primary goal of the WHO is to promote health, ensure global health security, and serve vulnerable populations.
This is achieved through leadership on global health matters, development of guidelines and standards, support for research and innovation, monitoring of health trends, and provision of technical assistance to countries.
The WHO works in partnership with governments, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders to improve health outcomes, reduce health inequalities, and develop resilient health systems.
Some of the WHO’s main areas of focus include controlling and preventing the spread of infectious diseases, promoting healthy lifestyles, addressing non-communicable diseases, and providing emergency response during global health crises.