WHO 25th anniversary


Professor Julie Sulianti Saroso from IndonesiaIn 1973 the 25th anniversary of the World Health Organization was celebrated. Many countries issued postage stamps on this occasion.


For the second time a woman was elected as President of the World Health Assembly. Professor Julie Sulianti Saroso from Indonesia (1973) chaired the annual meeting of the member states of WHO.





Message by Pope Paul VI to WHO director-general Marcolino G. Candau on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of WHO on 30 April 1973 (in French).



Stamp catalogue


Belgium                      7 April 1973

Niger                          3 April 1973









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