Inspiring leader of WHO

Laureaat Freedom from Want Award 1988

Halfdan T. Mahler Laureaat Freedom from Want Award 1988

After his medical education he joined the World Heath Organization (WHO) in 1951. He served in India as Senior WHO Officer and in Geneva as Chief of the Tuberculosis Unit. He was appointed Director-General of the WHO in May 1973. For his inspiring leadership of the WHO, helping it organize a comprehensie program to improve health conditions throughout the Developing World.