WHO 75 healing arts concert, Victoria Hall, Geneva follows launch of the Jameel Arts & Health Lab
The 'WHO 75 healing arts concert' held on 8 April 2023 at Victoria Hall in Geneva, Switzerland celebrated the WHO’s 75th anniversary and extended a musical ‘merci’ to the people of Geneva. The concert featured performances by sopranos Renée Fleming and Pretty Yende, musical groups Orchestre des Nations and Scottish Ballet, soloists Charlie Siem, Anastasia Voltchok and Monique Mot as well as Christopher Bailey, arts and health lead, WHO and co-director of the Jameel Arts & Health Lab.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general, WHO, opened the concert and Nisha Sajnani from NYU Steinhardt School and Rana Sidani from the WHO hosted the evening, which followed on from the recent launch of the Jameel Arts & Health Lab. A collaborative effort between the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the Steinhardt School at New York University (NYU) Community Jameel and CULTURUNNERS the lab aims to amplify scientific research on how the arts can improve human health and wellbeing.