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WHO mourns Lee: World Health Organization Director-General Lee Jong-wook, MD, passed away May 22 following emergency surgery for a blood clot in his brain. Lee, a Korean national, became director-general of the organization in 2003 after dedicating more than 20 years working for WHO. Anders Nordström, PhD, of Sweden, has taken over the post following Lee's sudden death...

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