No.2 For Dr. WHO

Despite opposition from the U.S. and Europe, Nakajima wins a second term

TAKE TWO ASPIRIN AND CALL AGAIN IN 1998. THAT IN effect was the Rx prescribed for detractors by pharmacologist Hiroshi Nakajima as he vowed to strive for "harmony" during a second five-year term as director-general of the World Health Organization. His task appears daunting. In an atmosphere of distinct bureaucratic disharmony, Nakajima, 64, emerged victorious from an 18-13 vote of the executive board of WHO, an arm of the U.N., thanks largely to Third World support -- and despite a determined campaign waged against him by the U.S. and the European Community.

The WHO disburses a biennial budget of $1.7 billion...

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