There are many official and non official health care institutions which run around to care people by forming policies related to health care and than implementing it. However, the whole crux of these policies lies with the person who handles and evolves theses health care policies. Below are mentioned some of the known health care officials who under their supervision paid to the cause of public health.

  1. McNamara: He headed the World Bank during the period April 1968 to June 1981. Under his leadership, the World Bank focused attention towards targeted poverty reduction with special attention on health, food and education projects. World Bank is currently running a scholarship program under his name. Under his initiative World Bank funded five population projects as to carry out the five population projects in Family Welfare Program, a family planning cum Maternity and Child care (MCH) program.
  2. Lee Jong WooK: Born on 12th April 1945 in Seoul, South Korea, he was the Director General of World Health Organization. He obtained the medical degree from Seoul National University. He was appointed into WHO in 1983, working on a number of projects involving the Global Programme for Vaccines and Immunizations and Stop Tuberculosis.  He was posthumously given the Hibiscus Cordon (Grand Cross) of the Order of Civil Merit by the South Korean government.
  3. Dr. Mirta Roses Periago: She is an Argentinian epidemiologist and since 2009, she is a Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).   She received a medical degree in 1969 from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Aegentina and other qualifications like tropical medicine, public health, and epidemiology at other institutions in Argentina. She is the first female director of PAHO and better known for developing work philosophy and partnerships for defenses of health thus to achieve improvements in the health situations of the countries.
  4. Sir Edwin Chadwick:  Born on January 24, 1800 he was an English social reformer known for his work to reform the Poor Laws and improve sanitary conditions and public health. He was firm believer of savior of public health with respect to saving money.  As his contributions to public health, he was Commissioner of Sewers in London from 1848 to 1849; he also decorated the seat of Commission of Sewers in London from 1848 to 1849.
  5. Dr Margaret Chan: Born in 1947 in Hong Kong, she is a Director General of the World Health Organization since November 8 2006 and would decorate the seat till 2012. She is known for able handling of 1997 H5N1 avian influenza outbreak and 2003 SARS outbreak in Hong Kong.  She was credited for brining the epidemic under control by the slaughter of 1.5 million chickens in the region.

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