Dr LEE Jong-wook (1945-2006), former Director-General, WHO
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.
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 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 Lee reading Shakespeare to staff. He never forgot how to relax and laugh.