The Role of World Health Organization in the Face of COVID‑19 Global Crisis: The Contradiction between Ethical Principles and Political Tensions

Masoud Mohammadi


Dear Editor, The World Health Organization, abbreviated as WHO, is one of the United Nations agencies established on April 7, 1948, with the approval of the United Nations General Assembly.[1,2] The WHO is responsible for guiding, coordinating, and promoting the health of the world’s people within the framework of the United Nations. In fact, it provides control, organization, provision of consulting, diagnostic, control, and therapeutic measures and measures to countries around the world.


World Health Organization; COVID‑19; Crisis; Ethical Principles; Political Tensions

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