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by Volker Keith, 13 April 2000
The World Health Organization coordinates programmes aimed at solving health problems and the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health. It works in areas such as immunization, health education and the provision of essential drugs.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 24 June 2000
The use of the flag of WHO by the collaborating centers is regulated as follows:
"A WHO flag can be obtained upon request for use by the centre on certain occasions - and not on a permanent basis - (e.g. on World Health Day, 7 April; on the occasion of any official event related in some way to the World Health Organization) and provided it is displayed in conformity with the WHO Flag Code and Regulations (sent at the same time as the flag)."
Source: http://whqlily.who.int/download/flag.doc, a Word file from which I have extracted the relevant part shown above.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to find the WHO Flag Code and Regulations.
Ivan Sache, 12 August 2002
The World Health Organization web page shows the emblem with a white serpent, rather than gold.
Ron Lahav, 30 November 2007