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December 2016

The new building of the permanent Headquarters of the World Health Organization was inaugurated on 7 May, 1966.
WHO received many gifts from its Member States to embellish the new building. This statue representing Imhotep, ancient Egyptian god of Medicine, was officially donated by Egypt (at the time called the United Arab Republic). The statue itself is bronze, and the base is concrete covered with alabaster.
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Statue of Imhotep