Pretty Yende Appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Arts and Health by the WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed Pretty Yende as a Goodwill Ambassador for Arts and Health. Her appointment alongside American soprano Renée Fleming signifies her immense talent and dedication to advocating for better health through creativity.

The Healing Arts Concert in Geneva

On April 8, 2023, Yende showcased her exceptional talents and commitment to using the arts as a tool for healing at the Healing Arts concert held in Geneva, Switzerland. Her passion for sharing music’s healing aspects and dedication to social causes align with WHO’s Arts and Health agenda.

Yende’s Resilience and Dedication

Yende’s journey to becoming a world-renowned soprano is a testament to her resilience and dedication. Born in a township near Piet Retief in Mpumalanga, she overcame numerous obstacles to achieve her dreams. Yende’s remarkable voice and understanding of music’s power have enthralled audiences worldwide.

Yende’s Advocacy for Arts and Health

As a Goodwill Ambassador for Arts and Health, Yende and Fleming will work to integrate the arts into healthcare systems, advocate for access to creative arts therapies, and promote the importance of artistic expression in improving global health outcomes. Her appointment is expected to inspire individuals, communities, and policy-makers to embrace the transformative power of the arts in the quest for better health for all.

Yende’s Dedication Despite Adversity

Despite sustaining a painful injury onstage during the coronation engagement at Westminster Abbey, Yende persevered, and her ankle has since healed. She remains focused on lending her extraordinary voice to the cause of arts and health. Her dedication serves as an inspiration to all those who share her passion for using the arts to make the world a better place.

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