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Vaccines, Blood & Biologics

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WHO Cooperative Agreements

The World Health Organization (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 evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.
 
FDA CBER is a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/WHO Collaborating Center for Biological Standardization. CBER is also engaged with the WHO Vaccine Prequalification Program. CBER has worked with WHO in the global community to improve human public health worldwide for many years. A core principle of CBER’s international engagements to protect global public health is the fact that efforts to address infectious disease threats anywhere in the world translates to protection of the U.S. population, which benefits U.S. public health overall.