World Homecare and Hospice Organization (WHHO)

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History

16 Oct 1993, Bermuda (USA), as World Organization for Care in the Home and Hospice (WOCHH) -- Organisation mondiale de soins à domicile.

Aims

Assist governments, accrediting bodies and research organizations in developing responsible and scientifically sound public policy on care in the home and hospice; initiate, sponsor, and promote among universities and other research institutes clinical activities and epidemiologic and clinical research into health services and diseases - Alzheimer's, osteoporosis - and clinical issues - chronic pain control - most appropriately studied in the home setting; improve the status of home care in the medical school curriculum and encourage and participate in design of curricular materials for all who work in the home setting; encourage exchange of information and ideas among health care practitioners, researchers and policy makers; encourage and assist in developing appropriate technology for home care; assist in providing humanitarian aid to individuals in the home setting.

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Activities

Research projects include: osteoporosis; age-associated dementia; determinants of healthy aging; immunology and aging; home care assessment. Together with researchers from various countries, set up InterRAI-HC - International Resident Assessment - Home Care.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

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Publications

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Members

Members in 27 countries
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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Pathology
    • Gerontology
    • Skeletal System
    • Nervous System
  • Amenities
    • Households
  • Societal Problems
    • Epidemics
  • Health Care
    • Health
    • Hospitals
    • Clinical
    • Care
  • Development
    • Aid
  • Peace
    • Humanitarian

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

C0116

Last News Received

2004
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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