Director-General

Former Acting Director-General: Dr Anders Nordström

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Dr Anders Nordström was the Acting Director-General of WHO from 23 May 2006 until 3 January 2007. He was appointed to this post by the WHO Executive Board following the sudden death of Dr LEE Jong-wook, Director-General, on 22 May 2006.

Before being appointed Acting Director-General, Dr Nordström had been WHO Assistant Director-General for General Management since July 2003.

Prior to joining WHO, he was heavily engaged in the global health policy dialogue with a special focus on health systems and human resource issues.

Appointment of DR Nordström

24 May 2006

Decision of the Executive Board EBSS/3, special session

22 May 2006

Dr Anders Nordström becomes Acting Director-General of the World Health Organization

Dr Anders Nordström becomes Acting Director-General of the World Health Organization

SPEECHES

22 January 2007

120th WHO Executive Board session

WHO year in review

What WHO does: bringing health to life

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