Here’s an amazing example of what you can achieve with Joomla: the website of the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, http://www.emro.who.int (WHO EMRO). I’m proud to have been able to contribute a little to the foundation of this website, as the project team started out their Joomla journey in 2010 using my Joomla! 1.5 Beginner’s Guide.  At the time, WHO EMRO first considered moving to Joomla as a platform for their new site.

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Mrs. Nahed ElShazly, web designer for the WHO, states: ‘It’s been almost two hectic years working on this huge tri-lingual project, but I am confident that this challenge was worth the effort.  It all started with a plain sketch of the site jotted on paper.’ One of the challenges the team faced was the organization of a huge amount of content on health topics, health programmes , countries, data and statistics. They have succeeded in combining this with a user friendly multi-level menu structure and attractive page layouts, inviting visitors to explore the vast amount of contents. It’s really an impressive website, built upon a combination of Joomla 1.5 and a number of extensions.

Take a look at the the result to see for yourself how the WHO EMRO team have taken Joomla to the next level. http://www.emro.who.int

About the WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for public health within the United Nations. The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean is one of WHO’s six regional offices around the world. It serves the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, which comprises 22 Member States and the occupied Palestinian territory  with a population of nearly 583 million people.