Antonio Ordoñez-Plaja

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Antonio Ordoñez-Plaja
Chairman of UNICEF
In office
1976–1977
Preceded byHans Conzett
Succeeded byFerdinand Oyono
Personal details
Born1919
Barcelona
Died2012
Bogotá
NationalityColombia

Antonio Ordoñez-Plaja (1919–2012) was a Colombian surgeon, sociologist, politician and United Nations official. He served as Minister of Public Health in the Government of Colombia from 1966 to 1970[1] and as Chairman of UNICEF at the international level from 1976 to 1977.[2][3]

He was a Professor of Anatomy and Physiology and later of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Pontifical Xavierian University. He also held visiting professorships at Yale University and the Harvard School of Public Health.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Antonio Ordóñez Plaja (1919–2012)". Bitácora Médica.
  2. ^ Officers of the UNICEF Executive Board 1946–2014, UNICEF
  3. ^ Executive Board, UNICEF