World’s top doctor retweets the Holy Father on World Health Day 2018

Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), technically thus, he is the world’s leading doctor – note, however, that he is not a physician.

The Pope, on the other hand, is the world’s most known spiritual figure. The current occupant of the post, Pope Francis, has been open especially with use of social media. He is on Twitter with multiple accounts – English, French, Italian, Spanish etc.

On the occasion of the 2018 World Health Day, the Pope sent out a tweet urging people to act like the Biblical good samaritan. It wasn’t long before Tedros who had been active on the day on Twitter – retweeted the Pope’s message.

The World Health Day is a day specially set aside to highlight a key health issue of global concern. This years’ coincides with the WHO’s 70th anniversary. Its theme, slogan and hashtag are as follows:

  • The theme of World Health Day is: Universal health coverage (UHC): everyone, everywhere.
  • The slogan is “Health for All”.
  • The primary hashtag that we are using is #HealthForAll but look out for posts using #WorldHealthDay as well.

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