S. Korean Nominated to Be Head of WHO
Financial Times; 8
Dr. Jong Wook Lee has been nominated to head the World Health Organization (WHO) when Gro Harlem Brundtland steps down in July. Dr. Lee, who is from South Korea, leads the WHO's anti-tuberculosis program and will be the first Korean to lead a United Nations agency. He says that he wants to achieve the millennium development goals set by the United Nations in 2000 and strengthen the WHO's capacity to enhance health. Dr. Lee led the WHO's vaccines and immunization program during the mid-1990s, organizing a global campaign to eradicate polio by 2005. The "Stop TB" initiative he now heads includes 250 governments, foundations, donors, industry, and nongovernmental organizations.