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Head Of WHO Dies


http://gdb.rferl.org/57F1FF71-5FAE-445E-9F26-FD4B9DA18280_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/57F1FF71-5FAE-445E-9F26-FD4B9DA18280_mw800_mh600.jpg Dr Lee Jong-Wook pictured in March (epa) May 22, 2006 -- The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Lee Jong-Wook of South Korea, died this morning in a Geneva hospital.


The 61-year-old Lee underwent emergency surgery for a blood clot on the brain on May 20. He had headed the WHO since 2003, directing the UN agency's global campaign against bird flu.


(compiled from agency reports)

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