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World Health Organization (WHO) General Knowledge MCQs

World Health Organization (WHO) General Knowledge MCQs


  • Directors-General of the WHO
  • Tedros Adhanom:- 2017 – present
  • Hong Kong Margaret Chan:- 2007–2017
  • Sweden Anders Nordström:- 2006–2007
  • South Korea Lee Jong-wook:- 2003–2006
  • Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland:- 1998–2003
  • Japan Hiroshi Nakajima:- 1988–1998
  • Denmark Halfdan T. Mahler:- 1973–1988
  • Brazil Marcolino Gomes Candau:- 1953–1973
  • Canada Brock Chisholm:- 1948–1953

1. World Health Organization was established in
(a) 1946
(b) 1947
(c) 1945
(d) 1948 ✓

2. When the idea for a global health agency was proposed at the United Nations Conference on International Organization held in California?
(a) 1947
(b) 1946
(C) 1945 ✓
(d) 1944

3. WHO's global campaign to eliminate smallpox began in
(a) 1962
(b) 1965
(c) 1966
(d) 1967 ✓

4. When did WHO reported that smallpox had been eradicated worldwide?
(a) 1979 ✓
(b) 1965
(c) 1974
(d) 1975

5. In 1980’s WHO launched programmes to eradicate polio and
(a) Diphtheria
(b) Whooping Cough
(c) Leprosy ✓
(d) Tetanus

6. WHO has how many member nations?
(a) 190
(b) 194 ✓
(c) 185
(d) 188

7. _____ is the current director-general of WHO. (22 August 2019)
(a) Tedros Adhanom ✓
(b) Dag Hammarskjold
(c) Kurt Waldheim
(d) Boutros Boutros-Ghali
The current Director-General of the WHO is former Ethiopian Health Minister (2005-2012) and former Ethiopian Foreign Minister (2012-2016), Tedros Adhanom, who started his five-year term on 1 July 2017.

8. The WHO has its headquarters in.
(a) Paris
(b) Hague
(c) Geneva, Switzerland ✓
(d) Washington, D.C

9. The WHO has 194 Member States, including all UN Member States except _____  and 2 non-UN members, Niue and the Cook Islands.
(a) Mexico
(b) Liechtenstein ✓
(c) Andorra
(d) Spain

10. What is main purpose of WHO
(a) Public Health ✓
(b) Crops & Fields
(c) Disaster
(d) Social Protection


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