Title: 20th Anniversary of the World Health Organization of the U.N. (W.H.O.) 
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Stamp Serial#
581 
KPC#
C-340 
MICHEL#
608 
StanGib#
735 
Scott#
598 
Date of Issue
04/07/1968 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
7 won 
Design
W.H.O. emblem 
Designer
Oh Chong-whan 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
1312 
Sheet Composition
105 
Paper
Granite paper unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
April 7, 1968 marks the 20th anniversary of the World Health Organization. WHO was established on April 7, 1948 under the noble purport of promoting world health which is the true basis of human life.

WHO defines no boundary of racial, political, religious and economical discriminations and devotes itself to promotion of world health services by fighting all sorts of diseases in collaboration with the countries all over the world. Comprising 132 member countries today, it directs all health service activities of the world and coordinating international cooperation in this shpere. The activities of the WHO include legislation of international health regulations concerning prevention of diseases and quarantine, collection and dissemination of information and statistics on international standardization for drugs, cause of death, etc.

In a way of contribution to WHO, Republic of Korea provided the organization with 12 experts in the fields including leprosy, environmental sanitation and narcotic. Responding to the special theme "Health in the world of tomorrow", chosen by the WHO for the year, Republic of Korea set the month of April as "Month of Health" with various programs designed to enhance the health consciousness among the people in the country.

Ministry of Communications will issue a commemorative postage stamp to mark the occasion.