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WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean mourns the death of Dr Mahmoud Fikri

Dr Mahmoud Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, tragically died on 17 October 2017, as he was en route to Uruguay to attend the global conference on NCDs. Over the almost 9 months that Dr Fikri served as Regional Director, his commitment and dedication to furthering the mission of WHO, coupled with his devotion to his staff, made him not only a colleague to all who remember him, but also a close friend. He will be remembered for his determination to position WHO as a leading and respected health partner, his modesty, sense of humour, kindheartedness, and compassion.

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In memory of Dr Fikri

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