Leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO)
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Note: the World Health Organization (WHO) was established on April 7, 1948.

Look for biographies of the leaders (in Spanish) at CIDOB website.


Directors-general

George Brock Chisholm  21 Jul 1948 - 21 Jul 1953 (+1971) Canada
Marcolino Gomes Candau 21 Jul 1953 - 21 Jul 1973 (+1983) Brazil
Halfdan T. Mahler      21 Jul 1973 - 21 Jul 1988 (+2016) Denmark
Hiroshi Nakajima       21 Jul 1988 - 21 Jul 1998 (+2013) Japan
Gro Harlem Brundtland  21 Jul 1998 - 21 Jul 2003         Norway
Lee Jong Wook          21 Jul 2003 - 22 May 2006 (+2006) South Korea
Anders Nordström       22 May 2006 -  4 Jan 2007         Sweden (acting)
Margaret Chan           4 Jan 2007 -                     China

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