Former WHO chief who made large contributions to public health has died

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Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima

A former Director-General of  WHO, the World Health Organization has died in Poitiers, France after a short illness.

Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima passed away on Saturday the 26th of January. He was 84 years old.

According to WHO, many of its most successful programmes owe a debt to Dr. Nakajima's work, including DOTS, the strategy for tuberculosis care and control, and the expansion of the global programme for childhood immunization.

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said for all of these initiatives, the impact on people's health mattered most to Dr. Nakajima.

One of his greatest passions was to see polio defeated, she continued, and efforts toward that goal are a tribute to his memory.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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