Department of Knowledge Management and Sharing (KMS) at headquarters
The WHO Department of Knowledge Management and Sharing (KMS) was formed after a detailed strategic review in 2003 to develop and implement a strategy which will foster knowledge management and sharing within WHO and in public health. Its mission is to bridge the know-do gap: the gap between what is known and what is done, which is behind most health inequities in the world.
Subsequent to its formation, Knowledge Management and Information Technology was identified as one of the strategic orientations for 2006-2007 in WHO's Global Programme of Work. The global KM objectives are, contributing to strengthening country health systems through better knowledge management, promoting the principles and practice of knowledge management as a fundamental aspect of public health research and practice, and enabling WHO to become a better learning and knowledge sharing organization.