Medical News and Perspectives
July 9, 2003

WHO Meeting Targets Global Concerns

JAMA. 2003;290(2):183. doi:10.1001/jama.290.2.183

Geneva—A historic adoption of a treaty to ban or restrict tobacco advertising and marketing was a memorable climax to the 56th World Health Assembly, which met here in late May. This annual gathering of delegates from the 191 member states of the United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO), was also notable for the ending of the 5-year term of WHO Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland, who is succeeded by Jong-Wook Lee, MD, MPH.

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