All News: WHO commemorates the 40th anniversary of Smallpox eradication

On 9 December 1979, the end of smallpox was confirmed to have been eradicated. In Geneva on 13th December this year, the WHO commemorated the event. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “Today, smallpox is the only human disease ever eradicated, a testimony to what we can achieve when all nations work together. “When it comes to epidemic disease, we have a shared responsibility and a shared destiny. With this plaque, we commemorate the heroes around the world who came together to fight smallpox and worked to keep future generations safe." Read more: https://www.who.int/news-room/

 

 

 
 

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