WHO Definition of Health – APA Style

Several students have asked how to reference this and here is what we would suggest.
Firstly look at the source you have read the definition in, this could be a book, journal or a reputable website.

Then use this source in your reference list. For example:

World Health Organization. (n.d.). Frequently asked questions. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/suggestions/faq/en/

In the text you would then cite the source you read the definition in:

In 1946 the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO, n.d., para. 1).

NB: If you use a direct quote you must use speech marks and include a page or paragraph number.


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