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World Health Organization appoints Jet Li as Goodwill Ambassador|世界衛生組織任命李連傑為親善大使 |世界卫生组织任命李连杰为亲善大使

03 APRIL 2009  - GENEVA -- World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan has appointed international film star Jet Li as WHO Goodwill Ambassador.

In his first official function as Goodwill Ambassador, Mr Li will attend the launch of the World Health Day in Beijing on 7th of April. He will help spread the World Health Day message of making hospitals safe during emergencies.

Jet Li is expected to use his world wide celebrity to raise attention on key health issues including public health responses to emergencies and mental health

"I am very pleased to appoint Jet Li as a Goodwill Ambassador for WHO", said WHO Director General Margret Chan speaking from Sichuan, China where she is attending an international conference on health response to natural disasters.

 "Jet Li's commitment to promoting community involvement and young people's participation in social and health issues will be a great asset to WHO's work. He has been personally involved in providing emergency response following natural disasters and has promoted mental health amongst youth. We are grateful that he is willing to use his energy and fame to promote health and well-being."

Before launching his film career Beijing born Jet Li began studying Wushu (Chinese martial arts) at the age of 8 and won his first Chinese national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team three years later. Jet Li has represented China in over 45 countries performing martial

arts at various state functions. Shortly after retiring from the sport at the age of 17, his film career started with a number of successful martial arts films. Today his film credits include a string of successful Hollywood movies.

After experiencing the 2004 South Asian tsunami, Jet Li took a break from acting and turned his attention to philanthropy and set up a charitable foundation. He has been involved in the emergency response to earthquakes in China has also set up programmes to help young

people to cope with psychosocial challenges and find a balance in life.

On his appointment as WHO Goodwill Ambassador, Jet Li said: "I would like to thank the WHO for this great honor and opportunity. Health is essential to the well-being of humanity, and I am very happy that the WHO trusts me to take on this important responsibility. If we do not take care of our bodies, we will not be able to do many things. This is our common belief, and I will do my very best to spread this shared belief to the world." |2009年4月3日, 日內瓦 – 世界衛生組織(WHO) 總幹事陳馮富珍任命國際著名影星李連傑為世衛組織親善大使。

李連傑出任世衛組織親善大使的第一項正式活動將是4月7日在北京 參加”世界衛生日”的慶祝活動。

李連傑將利用他在世界各地的知名度,提高公眾對主要健康問題, 包括公共衛生系統應對緊急情況和心理健康的註意力。

 “我很高興任命李連傑作為世衛組織親善大使”, 陳馮富珍在四川參加一個應對自然災害的新聞發布會時表示。

“李連傑承諾將促進社區和年輕人參與解決社會和衛生問題, 這對於世衛組織的工作來說將是一筆巨大的財富。 他曾親自參與了自然災害發生後的緊急應對活動, 以及促進青年人的心理健康。 他願意用他的能力和知名度來促進健康和福祉,我們對此表示感謝。 ”

在展開電影事業之前,北京出生的李連傑8歲開始學習武術( 中國武術),三年後為所在的北京武術隊贏得首次全國冠軍。 之後代表中國在超過45個國家表演了各類武術項目。 17歲從運動場退休後不久, 李連傑以一連串大獲好評的功夫電影開始了電影生涯。 如今他的電影事業如日中天,主演了許多成功的好萊塢影片。

2004年南亞海嘯的親身經歷,令李連傑暫時息影, 將註意力轉向慈善事業,並成立了一個慈善基金會。 他的基金會參與了四川大地震的緊急應對活動, 還成立了一個項目幫助遭受心理創傷的年輕人回歸正常的生活狀態。

李連傑在被任命為世衛組織親善大使後說:“ 我要感謝世界衛生組織給予我的這一巨大的榮譽和機會。 健康對於人類的幸福來說必不可少, 我非常高興世衛組織信任我並賦予我這一重要的責任。 如果我們不照顧我們的身體,我們將不能夠做很多事情。 這是我們的共同信念,我將盡我所能, 在全世界傳播這一共同的信念。”| 2009年4月3日,日内瓦 –世界卫生组织(WHO)总干事陈冯富珍任命国际著名影星李连杰为世卫组织亲善大使。李连杰出任世卫组织亲善大使的第一项正式活动将是4月7日在北京 参加”世界卫生日”的庆祝活动。李连杰将利用他在世界各地的知名度,提高公众对主要健康问题, 包括公共卫生系统应对紧急情况和心理健康的注意力。 “我很高兴任命李连杰作为世卫组织亲善大使”, 陈冯富珍在四川参加一个应对自然灾害的新闻发布会时表示。

“李连杰承诺将促进社区和年轻人参与解决社会和卫生问题, 这对于世卫组织的工作来说将是一笔巨大的财富。 他曾亲自参与了自然灾害发生后的紧急应对活动, 以及促进青年人的心理健康。 他愿意用他的能力和知名度来促进健康和福祉,我们对此表示感谢。”在展开电影事业之前,北京出生的李连杰8岁开始学习武术(中国武 术),三年后为所在的北京武术队赢得首次全国冠军。 之后代表中国在超过45个国家表演了各类武术项目。17岁从运动 场退休后不久, 李连杰以一连串大获好评的功夫电影开始了电影生涯。 如今他的电影事业如日中天,主演了许多成功的好莱坞影片。2004年南亚海啸的亲身经历,令李连杰暂时息影, 将注意力转向慈善事业,并成立了一个慈善基金会。 他的基金会参与了四川大地震的紧急应对活动, 还成立了一个项目帮助遭受心理创伤的年轻人回归正常的生活状态。李连杰在被任命为世卫组织亲善大使后说:“我要感谢世界卫生组织 给予我的这一巨大的荣誉和机会。 健康对于人类的幸福来说必不可少, 我非常高兴世卫组织信任我并赋予我这一重要的责任。 如果我们不照顾我们的身体,我们将不能够做很多事情。 这是我们的共同信念,我将尽我所能, 在全世界传播这一共同的信念。”|

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thats awesome. jet is moving higher and higher up the chain. soon he'll be UN general secretary! ;-)
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wow, that makes me feel happy! I think only Jet Li can represent and promote healthy life, ways of achieving both mental and physical health. best choice of WHO. if there could be any activities in Ukraine or Eastern Europe- Im ready to work.
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