Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentInternational Organizations · 3 months 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 ?

5 Answers

  • RICK
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Ancient Greek who used the symbol for medicine/medical professionals 

    Many countries use it as a symbol for their military medical personnel,  as a US Navy Corpsman I wore 1for 22 years

  • 2 months ago

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

  • Anonymous
    3 months 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
    3 months ago

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

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  • ennui
    Lv 7
    3 months 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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