Picturing health: 35 years of photojournalism at WHO

Young Iranian girl carrying her smaller brother on her back
WHO/Marc Riboud

About the collection

WHO Archives holds many black and white photographs showing the work done in various health-related professions by people from all parts of the world.

This exhibit offers a selection of photostories taken by photographers from the 1950s to the 1980s. These images illustrate health programmes established by governments and by WHO.

The pictures presented in the photo galleries come from the files of the WHO "Photographic Archives, Sub-fonds Photographers" and they are accompanied by their original captions.

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