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Jong Wook Lee, a South Korean physician, has been nominated as the next director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Lee, who currently heads the WHO's tuberculosis programme, was elected today by the WHO's executive board to succeed Gro Harlem Brundtland as the next leader of the organisation. This nomination will be submitted for final approval to the 56th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland in mid-May.

Lee's election has come as a surprise, as only a few days ago the Mozambique prime minister was considered the most likely candidate to succeed (see Mozambique leader tipped for global health post).

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