Director-General

Dr LEE Jong-wook (1945-2006), former Director-General, WHO


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Dr Lee with Johnson Mwakazi
WHO/Christine McNab


Dr Lee with Johnson Mwakazi, a youth activist he met in Nairobi, Kenya in March 2006. After hearing Johnson's poem about stigma and HIV/AIDS, Dr Lee immediately invited him to speak at the May 2006 World Health Assembly.


Dr Lee and Dr Phillipe Douste-Blazy
WHO/Chris Black

In early 2006, Dr Lee met with Dr Philippe Douste-Blazy, France's Minister of Foreign Affairs, and pledged WHO's support to the International Drug Purchase Facility.


Dr Lee next to WHO emblem
WHO/Chris Black


Dr Lee worked for 23 years at the World Health Organization, and was the first person from the Republic of Korea to lead a United Nations agency.


Dr. reading Shakespeare to staff.  He never forgot how to relax and laugh.
WHO/K. Bernard

Dr Lee reading Shakespeare to staff. He never forgot how to relax and laugh.


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