World Health Organization announces two regional directors
This article was originally published in Clinica
The World Health Organization has appointed Shin Young-soo as regional director for the Western Pacific region, and Samlee Plianbangchang has been re-appointed as regional director for the South-East Asia region. Dr Shin was most recently professor of health policy and management at the College of Medicine, Seoul National University. He has long-standing connections with the WHO as an advisor and consultant. Dr Samlee has held key positions in the Thai government’s ministry of public health, including director of the technical division at the medical services department. A veteran at the WHO, he has served the organisation for 16 years.