Lee Jong-wook, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Lee Jong-wook

social reformer

Date of Birth: 12-Apr-1945

Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea

Date of Death: 22-May-2006

Profession: physician, politician, diplomat

Nationality: South Korea

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Lee Jong-wook

  • Lee Jong-wook (12 April 1945 – 22 May 2006) was a South Korean public health doctor.
  • He was the director-general of the World Health Organization for three years.
  • Lee joined the WHO in 1983, working on a variety of projects including the Global Programme for Vaccines and Immunizations and Stop Tuberculosis.
  • He began his term as director-general in 2003, and was the first figure from Korea to lead an international agency. In 2004, Lee was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

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