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Health Services

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A report from photographer Didier Henrioud, Mongolia, between 1976 and 1981.

WHO60 photo exhibition: public health over the past 60 years

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As part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of WHO, a photo collection–spanning the 60 years of WHO.

Family planning

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A report from photographer Paul Almasy, Costa Rica, 1969.

Health Workers in the 1950s

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From nurses to a country doctor, also including ophthamologists, surgeons, midwives and physiotherapists.

Polio - Rehabilitation

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Two photo-essays about the rehabilitation centre "Seishi Ryogo En" in Japan between 1957 and 1959.

The day of a Parisian office worker - Denise

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Photo-essay by the famous photographer Robert Doisneau about the life of a Parisian office worker in 1959.

Construction of the main WHO building

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The different stages of construction from 1959 up to recent new annexes.


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