Liberia: WHO Kicks off 75th Anniversary Activities Soon
The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH), will on April 7, commemorate World Health Day 2023 and kick off the celebrations for WHO's 75th anniversary.
This year World Health Day is commemorated under the theme "Health for All".
The celebration, according to Dr. Peter Clement, WHO Liberia Country Director, will begin with a walk, followed by the official ceremony, which will include speeches, a special presentation, performances, etc.
Dr. Clement, who spoke to a cross section of journalists on Thursday, March 30, at his first Street Office in Sinkor, which is held every year on April 7, marks the anniversary of the founding of the WHO in 1948, and each year focuses on a specific public health concern.
He said in addition to focusing on the journey to achieving health for all, the WHO boss noted that this year's commemoration is very special as WHO will observe its 75th anniversary, and launched a yearlong campaign from April 2023 to April 2024 in celebration of WHO's achievements in the 75 years of its existence.
Clement said the Liberian campaign, which will join the global campaign, will aim to tell WHO's history and the role Liberia played in colonization's inception.
He told journalists 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, as well as the roles that health authorities, communities, and the WHO have played in reaching key public health milestones.
Clement further disclosed that WHO has been a major partner of the government since 1958.
However, he said, the campaign also aims to strengthen the WHO brand and reinforce the power of science, solutions, and solidarity.
Meanwhile, the day will be attended by the UN family, including WHO staff, students from various medical schools, government officials, including the MOH, and the public, as well as the media and other health partners.