At the opening of the assembly on May 22, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa was presented in his absence with the WHO Director-General’s Award for Global Health in recognition of his contribution to advancing global health.
In a short video message, Sasakawa expressed his gratitude for the prestigious award and invited delegates to join him on the last mile to end leprosy.
The movie of the ceremony and the short video of WHO Goodwill Ambassador
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