Who are our stakeholders?

Diverse global health stakeholders engage with WHO.

We work closely with decision-makers: Ministries of Health, government agencies, other government departments at the national level.

We also work with influencers: health partnerships, foundations, intragovernmental and nongovernmental organizations,  civil society, media, professional associations, and WHO collaborating centres.

Our engagement with the United Nations at the global, regional, and country level is also a major asset.


What do they think about us?

 WHO tracks and captures the perceptions of its external stakeholders at regular intervals, to understand how they view the Organization.

The feedback they share shapes the way we grow and improve, to bring health gains by working together with partners and stakeholders.

Two global stakeholder perception surveys were carried out in 2012 and 2015. Questions asked were identical both times, to allow us to capture changes and trends. They gave their views on WHO’s leadership, performance, relevance, influence and independence.

Read the results of these surveys below: