WHO60 photo exhibition: public health over the past 60 years

A child being vaccinated against measles
American Red Cross/Daniel Cima

As part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of WHO, a photo collection–spanning the 60 years of WHO–will be exhibited around the world in 2008. The exhibit, based on the anniversary theme of "Our health, our future", tells the story of WHO and public health over the last 60 years. It features key public health milestones including, but not limited to: the development of the first successful polio vaccine, the eradication of smallpox, primary health care, tobacco control and the revision of the International Health Regulations.

The exhibit also looks to the future and covers themes such as protecting health from climate change, the future of primary health care and the use of information and communication technologies for better health outcomes.

The exhibit opened at the start of the WHO Executive Board's 122nd session on 21 January 2008. It then travels to the United Nations headquarters in New York to coincide with World Health Day on 7 April. The exhibit will then return to Geneva for the World Health Assembly in May and travel to the regions during August and September.

Photo exhibit part 1: 1940-1959

Photo exhibit part 2: 1960-1979

Photo exhibit part 3: 1980-1999

Photo exhibit part 4: 2000-2008

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