Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentInternational Organizations · 1 month ago

Why is there a 'serpent' coiled around some sort of staff at the center of the WHO emblem ?

what is it with big organisations and SERPENTS i wonder ?

kind of sinister given that throughout history, serpents have represented dark forces and entities.

out of interest who founded/created WHO ?

4 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Because it's a medical organization and it was traditionally a symbol of physicians and barbers.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That's the Rod of Asclepius, the ancient Greek symbol associated with medicine. In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing. So it seems a pretty reasonable symbol to be used by an organization whose entire mission is world health.

    The WHO was founded as a part of the UN in 1948, in part because epidemics of the past raged longer than they might have if most nations of the world had cooperated in prevention and control without regard to politics and borders.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There should be 2 ; one for Fauci and another for Gates. 

  • ennui
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    According to ancient Greek mythology, the snake is the symbol of medicine or medical profession. The UN began the WHO in 1948.

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