Exploring the Work of the World Health Organization
Betty Ford: Science, Medicine, Inventions and tech
Skill: Middle School
Time Required: Three to four class periods
Betty and Gerald Ford were married in 1948, the same year in which the World Health Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, was founded. The mission of the World Health Organization is as simple as it is enormous: “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible levels of health.” Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. WHO has its work cut out for it!