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Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director on death of WHO chief Dr. Lee Jong-wook

NEW YORK, 22 May 2006 - "Dr. Lee was truly a champion for children’s health.  We mourn his loss and extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, loved ones and colleagues.

“Dr. Lee will be remembered for his intelligence, creativity and extraordinary commitment to improving health around the world.

“He was a great man, a brilliant leader and a wonderful friend.  He will be greatly missed.”

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