World Health Organization Western Pacific Region

World Health Day 2013

President Aquino’s visit to the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific was the second by a Philippine president. On 7 April 1988, his late mother, then President Corazon Aquino, participated in the Regional Office's celebration of the 40th World Health Day. WHO recognized the current President Aquino for his outstanding leadership in public health. He became the first-ever recipient of the newly-created WHO Recognition for Outstanding Leadership in Health award.

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