History and timeline of WHO Kobe Centre

WHO Kobe Centre
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January 2016
Memorandum of Understanding to extend the work of the WHO Kobe Centre a further 10 years from 2016-2025 signed by representatives of WHO and Japanese authorities

October 2011
Appointment of Mr Alex Ross as the Director.

January 2008
Appointment of Dr Jacob Kumaresan as the Director.

January 2006
Appointment of Dr Soichiro Iwao as the Director.

June 2005
Memorandum of Understanding to extend the work of the WHO Kobe Centre a further 10 years from 2006-2015 signed by representatives of WHO and Japanese authorities

January 2004
Appointment of Dr Wilfried Kreisel as the Director.

January 1999
Appointment of Dr Yuji Kawaguchi as the Director.

April 1998
Official opening of permanent WKC premises in Wakinohama-Kaigandori, Kobe. Ceremony attended by Her Imperial Highness Princess Sayako

March 1996
Opening of WHO Kobe Centre on temporary premises in the Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry Building

February 1996
Appointment of Dr Andrzej Wojtczak as Director of the WHO Kobe Centre

August 1995
Memorandum of Understanding signed by representatives of WHO and Japanese authorities

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