First Lady Margaret Kenyatta was honoured with the prestigious Health Leaders 2019 award at the 72nd Session of the World Health Organization’s, (WHO) World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mrs Kenyatta has been recognized for her outstanding advocacy on global health matters at the largest meeting of health policymakers –The World Health Assembly.
Subject to her efforts to spearhead The Beyond Zero Initiative, The First Lady was invited as the chief guest for a race dubbed “Walk the Talk” run organized by the WHO which took place on Sunday.
During the event, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta was presented with the @WHO Director General’s Health Leaders 2019 award, in recognition of her outstanding advocacy on global health matters #HealthForAll | @DrTedros pic.twitter.com/hTqUmiQfla
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) May 19, 2019
Addressing the marathon participants, Mrs Kenyatta encouraged them to embrace the idea of wellness and prevention by putting their health first, saying that will be their contribution to saving lives for themselves, their families and communities.
According to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhamon Ghebreyesus — who presented the notable award, Mrs Kenyatta has made history by becoming the first holder of her office in the world to take part in marathons.
Congratulations Our First Lady!
Watch the video of the walking race below: