WHO to celebrate 75 years of existence
By Ethel A Tweh
The World Health Organization is poised to launch a yearlong campaign in Liberia in celebration of its achievements in the 75 years of its existence.
In a news conference here Thursday at One UN House in Monrovia, WHO Liberia Representative, Dr. Clement Peter, said the campaign will run from April 2023 to April 2024.
Dr. Peter also noted that the 75th World Health Day will be celebrated in collaboration with the Ministry of Health on Thursday, April 6, 2023 with the theme “Health for all”.
The WHO boss however said the Liberian campaign, which will join the global campaign, aims to tell WHO’s history and the role Liberia played in the organization’s inception.
He noted that the campaign also aims at reminding stakeholders, including the public, of how Liberia’s health has improved over the years in a number of areas.
According to him, it also focuses on the role that health authorities, communities, and the WHO have played in reaching key public health milestones.
Dr. Peter revealed that since 1958, the World Health Organization has been operational in Liberia, adding that the 75th anniversary also aims to strengthen the WHO brand and reinforce the power of science, solutions, and solidarity.
He indicated that the World Health Day here will begin with a walk from the Ministry of Health to the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ministerial Complex in Congo Town, where official indoor program will be held.
The event will be attended by the United Nations family, including WHO staff, medical students, government officials, the Ministry of Health, health partners, and the public. Editing by Jonathan Browne