Communicating for health

Websites / online communications

Communications function at WHO

WHO’s website, with its vast breadth and depth of health information in many languages, is a unique online repository of trusted health information. The website houses scientific research articles, plain language fact sheets on diseases, and feature stories on WHO work around the world.

The WHO public website had close to 100 million visitor sessions and more than 220 million page views in 2015. The number of users accessing WHO’s website is increasing with the configuration of Web content available for download on smartphones.

WHO web communications officers create and update web guidance and standards to improve the user experience across WHO. They develop accessible content, produce and edit fact sheets, feature stories and other products for multiple web connected devices, in all six official WHO languages.

They also manage the web content management system and seek to develop new functionality for the website. The team also responds to emergencies with dedicated one stop, emergencies portals, providing timely, evidence based information.