Sixtieth World Health Assembly
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Photos from day 6 to 10
Former Director-General of WHO Dr Halfdan Mahler greets Mrs Reiko Kaburaki Lee, widow of the late Director-General Dr LEE Jong-wook. A special plenary session was held at the 60th World Health Assembly to mark one year since Dr Lee's death.
The President of the 60th World Health Assembly, Ms Jane Halton of Australia, recalled Dr Lee's commitment to global public health and also his vitality for life. "Many of us here today probably have a memory of Dr Lee striding through the ground floor of WHO Headquarters with a spring in his step and a definite sense of purpose."
WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan said, "He left a personal stamp on much of the work we have been discussing this week. He also influenced my understanding of the values that should guide public health."
The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Mr LEE Sung-joo, announced that the Republic of Korea plans to launch a memorial prize in Dr Lee's memory to "motivate and inspire young leaders aspiring to be the next Dr LEE Jong-wook."
Peru's Vice Minister of Health Dr J Calderón Yberico greets Mrs Lee following her presentation about the project where she works, Socios En Salud in Lima, Peru.
(From left) Mrs Reiko Kaburaki Lee with WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, President of the 60th World Health Assembly Jane Halton, former WHO Director-General Dr Halfdan Mahler, and WHO Regional Director for the Americas Dr Mirta Roses.
The President of the 60th World Health Assembly, Ms Jane Halton of Australia, addresses the closing plenary session.
WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan addresses the closing plenary session of the 60th World Health Assembly.
The Chairman of Committee A, Dr Robinson Jean Louis of Madagascar, presents his report.
The Chairperson of Committee B, Mr Thomas Zeltner of Switzerland, presents his report to the closing plenary session.
The 60th World Health Assembly came to a close after reaching last-minute agreement on two key resolutions on pandemic influenza preparedness and public health, innovation and intellectual property. More than 2400 people from 193 WHO Member States, nongovernmental organizations and other observers attended the session.