“Test your knowledge with our engaging GK Quiz on World Health Organization (WHO). Explore 30 thought-provoking questions about WHO’s history, initiatives, and global impact. Challenge yourself and learn interesting facts about this vital international organization. Get ready to delve into the world of public health with our WHO quiz!
GK Quiz on World Health Organization
1. When was the World Health Organization (WHO) established?
2. Who is the current Director-General of the WHO as of 2021?
a) Kofi Annan
b) Margaret Chan
c) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
d) Ban Ki-moon
3. Where is the headquarters of the WHO located?
a) Paris, France
b) Geneva, Switzerland
c) New York, USA
d) London, UK
4. What is the main goal of the WHO?
a) Promoting world peace
b) Fostering global economic development
c) Achieving better health for all people
d) Providing education worldwide
5. Which of the following is not a specialized agency of the United Nations related to health?
6. In what year was smallpox declared eradicated worldwide, thanks in part to the efforts of the WHO?
7. What does the abbreviation “COVID-19” stand for?
a) Coronavirus Disease 2019
b) Covert Intracellular Virus Infection Disease
c) Communicable Outbreak Variant Infection Disease
d) Chronic Overcoming Viral Infectious Disease
8. Which region of the WHO is responsible for Europe?
9. The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the WHO. How often does it meet?
d) Every 5 years
10. Who is considered the founder of modern nursing and is often associated with the early work of the WHO?
a) Clara Barton
b) Florence Nightingale
c) Mother Teresa
d) Elizabeth Blackwell
11. What is the primary role of the WHO in responding to global health emergencies?
a) Providing financial assistance to affected countries
b) Offering medical treatment to those in need
c) Coordinating and providing technical assistance to countries in need
d) Enforcing travel bans and quarantine measures
12. What is the name of the WHO’s initiative aimed at providing equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide?
13. The WHO’s “Health for All” campaign seeks to achieve universal health coverage by which year?
14. Which of the following diseases has been completely eradicated thanks to the efforts of the WHO?
15. What is the primary function of the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD)?
a) Tracking global population growth
b) Classifying and coding diseases and health conditions
c) Promoting international trade in pharmaceuticals
d) Designing medical equipment
16. In 2021, the WHO launched the “Decade of Healthy Aging.” What is the main objective of this initiative?
a) To promote the development of age-reversing technologies
b) To improve the health and well-being of older people
c) To increase the retirement age worldwide
d) To address climate change issues affecting the elderly
17. What is the name of the treaty, facilitated by the WHO, that aims to reduce tobacco consumption worldwide?
a) Kyoto Protocol
b) Paris Agreement
18. Which of the following diseases is caused by a parasite transmitted through the bite of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes?
d) Yellow fever
19. The WHO declared a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) during the outbreak of which virus in 2019-2020?
a) Zika virus
b) H1N1 influenza
d) Ebola virus
20. What is the “Global Vaccine Action Plan” promoted by the WHO?
a) A plan to reduce vaccine production globally
b) A plan to eliminate the need for vaccines
c) A plan to increase vaccine hesitancy
d) A plan to prevent millions of deaths by improving access to vaccines
21. Which organization is the leading authority on international public health within the United Nations system?
22. What is the name of the system that the WHO uses to classify and code all diseases and health-related issues?
a) ISO 9001
23. The WHO Constitution came into force on what date?
a) July 1, 1945
b) April 7, 1948
c) October 24, 1945
d) March 23, 1950
24. What is the primary focus of the WHO’s “Global Health Security Agenda”?
a) Promoting healthy lifestyles
b) Ensuring universal healthcare coverage
c) Preventing and responding to public health emergencies
d) Addressing climate change
25. Which region of the WHO is responsible for the Americas?
26. In 1979, the WHO declared that smallpox had been eradicated. Where was the last naturally occurring case of smallpox recorded?
d) United States
27. What is the name of the WHO’s initiative aimed at eliminating tropical diseases like river blindness, guinea-worm disease, and lymphatic filariasis?
a) END TB
b) Malaria No More
c) 20/20: A World Vision for Eye Care
d) Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Program
28. The WHO is a specialized agency of which international organization?
a) United Nations
b) World Trade Organization (WTO)
c) North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
d) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
29. Which country is credited with being the host of the first International Sanitary Conference, which later contributed to the establishment of the WHO?
c) United States
30. What is the primary role of the WHO’s Health Emergency Program?
a) Promoting healthy lifestyles worldwide
b) Conducting medical research and development
c) Coordinating responses to health emergencies and outbreaks
d) Providing direct healthcare services to those in need