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Anders Nordström



Anders Nordström

In office
May 22, 2006 – November 8, 2006
Preceded by Lee Jong-Wook
Succeeded by Margaret Chan

Nationality Swedish

Anders Nordström is a Swedish physician who served as Acting Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) from 22 May 2006 to 8 November 2006.

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Nordström trained as a phyisician at Karolinska Institutet and has experience in the field of national and international health policy and planning and strategic leadership. Nordström worked with the Swedish Red Cross in Cambodia and the International Committee of the Red Cross in Iran. He has also worked for the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency for 12 years, including 3 years in Zambia. In 2002, he was the Interim Executive Director for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He became Assistant Director-General for General Management at WHO in July 2003 and, on May 2006, Acting Director-General on the death of Lee Jong-wook. He is currently Assistant Director-General of Health Systems and Services. One of his main cotnribution has been to advance policy for manpower in health services, especvially for low-income countries. He will from Januray 2008 be Director general for Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency, Sida.

Preceded by
Lee Jong-wook
Acting Director-General of the World Health Organization
2006
Succeeded by
Margaret Chan
 
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