Archives of WHO

Fonds and Collections

Where to look?

Further information

Distinction between the library collections, the archives and current records.

List of fonds

From the Archives of the Office International d'Hygiène Publique to the Archives of the Smallpox Eradication Programme.

The special collections

Stamps, Numismatics, Sound Collection and Oral History.

The subjects

Thematic searches connected with the fonds and collections in the WHO Archives.


  • Galleries
    Exhibition of the best photographs kept by the archives.
  • Library
    Link to the WHO Library and Information Networks for Knowledge.

Key WHO Information

Director-General and senior management

Governance of WHO
WHO Constitution, Executive Board and World Health Assembly

Media centre
News, events, fact sheets, multimedia and contacts

International travel and health
Publication on travel risks, precautions and vaccination requirements

World Health Report
Annual report on global public health and key statistics