About the World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global-health matters, shaping the health-research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends. WHO uses a six-point agenda which seek to contribute to addressing global health related policy gaps. These are promoting health development; fostering health security; strengthening health systems; harnessing research, information and evidence; enhancing partnerships; and improving performance. The mission of the WHO Lesotho Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health for all people living in Lesotho through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes. WHO’s collaborative work with government is articulated in a Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS), a strategic framework developed jointly with government, that clarifies the Organization’s strategic priorities in supporting the country’s health and development agenda. These strategic priorities are aligned with national priorities and harmonized with the work of the United Nations and other partners in Lesotho.