World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO)

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.

WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC)
The purpose of WHO-FIC is to promote the appropriate selection of classifications in the range of settings in the health field across the world. The basis for the WHO Family of International Classifications and the principles governing the admission of classifications are set out in the paper on the "WHO Family of International Classifications'. This paper also provides a protocol to those wishing to submit a classification for inclusion in the WHO-FIC.

ICN has applied to the WHO FIC to have ICNP® recognized as a related terminology.

International Classification of Diseases (ICD – 11)
The ICD is the international standard diagnostic classification for all general epidemiological, many health management purposes and clinical use. It is used to classify diseases and other health problems recorded on many types of health and vital records including death certificates and health records.

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) is currently under revision by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO is developing a number of processes to facilitate participation in the review process by a range of stakeholders, including governments, professional societies, and advocacy organisations. ICN is represented on the working group for the revision of the Mental and Behavioural Disorders chapter of ICD-10. The timeline for the revision process is as follows: Completion of the Alpha draft version of ICD-11 is planned for 2010, followed by one year for commentary and consultation. The Beta draft version should be completed in 2011, followed by field trials, analysis of field trial data, and revision during the subsequent two years. The final version for public viewing should be completed in 2013, with approval by the World Health Assembly in 2014.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 June 2010 13:40