WHO’s Walk the Talk celebrates the importance of fitness

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (2-R), director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) participates in the 'Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge' event starting at the place des Nations in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, 20 May 2018. As part of celebrations marking the World Health Organization's (WHO) 70th anniversary in 2018, the WHO is staging a major health promotion event in Geneva on the eve of the 71st World Health Assembly. The free walk/run event, titled 'Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge' is open to people of all ages.

WHO’s Walk the Talk celebrates the importance of fitness


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In the lead up to the 72nd annual World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization gathered people of all ages and abilities for a free walk/run event that ranged from three to eight kilometers.

According to WHO, the Walk movement promotes “physical activity as part of a healthy sustainable future”.
Special guest First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta, also participated as she is an active runner herself. Other special guests in attendance included Formula One racing driver Romain Grosjean and mental health advocate Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga’s mother.
Participants also practiced yoga, zumba, basketball, hockey and a host of other activities.

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