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Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, OBE, JP is the Director-General of the World Health Organization more info »

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Aug 25, 2014
United States - Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization "In some areas, chains of transmission have moved undergrounda full story »
Aug 20, 2014
Canada - Margaret Chan, wrote in Wednesday's New England Journal of Medicine "Fear remains the most difficult barrier to overcome," with people hiding family members suspected of being infected, and people fleeing treatment centres and falling prey to "witchcraft or miracle curest" full story »
Aug 14, 2014
Mexico - Esta semana, la ministra de Salud, Rona Ambrose, sostuvo una conversación telefónica con la directora general de la OMS, Margaret Chan, acerca del donativo canadiense de vacunas VSV-EBOV. full story »
Aug 12, 2014
Nigeria - Margaret Chan of WHO, as “a coordinated international response is essential” According to him, Nabarro will be responsible for ensuring that the United Nations system makes an effective and coordinated contribution to the global effort to control the outbreak of Ebolat full story »
Mexico - Margaret Chan, jefa de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) , también ha autorizado la entrega de dosis adicionales a Liberia para apoyar el tratamiento de los doctores afectados, dijo el comunicado. full story »
Canada - He said the agency would be discussing options with international partners and the WHO over the coming days to try to come up with a plan for the best use of what is a limited number of vaccine doses 'I was pleased to offer the experimental vaccine developed by Canadian researchers as a global resource to help fight this outbreak' - Health Minister Rona Ambrose In a statement Tuesday, Health Minister Ron Ambrose confirmed that she spoke o... full story »
Aug 09, 2014
Mexico - EMERGENCIA La recomendación se dio luego de que la directora general de la OMS, Margaret Chan, declarara que el brote en África Occidental es una "emergencia de salud pública de preocupación internacional (ESPII)" (Foto: EFE ) Video full story »
Austria - Die Epidemie lasse sich nur mithilfe einer weltweiten Mobilisierung bekämpfen, warnte WHO-Chefin Margaret Chan nach einer Krisensitzung von Experten. full story »
Canada - The outbreak has killed at least 961 people as of Aug 6 and "is moving faster than we can control it," WHO’s director general Margaret Chan told reporters from Geneva on Fridayt full story »
Germany - Die Epidemie lasse sich nur mit Hilfe einer weltweiten Mobilisierung bek�mpfen, warnte WHO-Chefin Margaret Chan. full story »
Bolivia - El comité de urgencia de la OMS, que se reunió el miércoles y el jueves en Ginebra, “considera de forma unánime que se dan las condiciones” para declarar “una emergencia de salud pública de alcance mundial”, declaró la directora general de la organización, Margaret Chan. full story »
Aug 08, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - WHO director-general Dr Margaret Chan appealed for greater help for those worst hit by the “largest, most severe and most complex outbreak in the nearly four-decade history of this disease” “I am declaring the current outbreak a public health emergency of international concern,” Chan said, warning of the “serious and unusual nature of the outbreak and the potential for further international spread”i full story »
Germany - WHO-Generaldirektorin Margaret Chan sagte, dass sie die Empfehlungen des Notfall-Komitees vollst�ndig angenommen habe und damit als weltweit v�lkerrechtlich verbindliche Gesundheitsvorschriften in Kraft setzen werde. full story »
Nigeria - The WHO chief, Dr Margaret Chan, said the announcement on Friday is “a clear call for international solidarity” but acknowledged that many countries would probably not have any Ebola cases. full story »
United Kingdom - Complex outbreak WHO director-general Dr Margaret Chan appealed for help for the countries hit by the "most complex outbreak in the four decades of this disease". full story »
Mexico - Si se aplica el paquete completo (de medidas preventivas) el riesgo es mínimo", aseguró la directora general de la OMS, Margaret Chan. full story »
Canada - Margaret Chan, said the announcement is "a clear call for international solidarity" although she acknowledged that many countries would probably not have any Ebola cases "Countries affected to date simply do not have the capacity to manage an outbreak of this size and complexity on their own," Chan said at a news conference in Geneva "I urge the international community to provide this support on the most urgent basis possible." full story »
Aug 06, 2014
Mexico - Los expertos decidirán, además, qué medidas hay que tomar en caso de que estemos realmente ante una emergencia de alcance internacional, e informarán de las mismas a la directora general de la institución, Margaret Chan, que a su vez tomará la decisión de declararla o no. full story »
Aug 05, 2014
United Kingdom - Ebola explained in 60 seconds Ebola virus disease (EVD) Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and central nervous system damage Fatality rate can reach 90% Incubation period is two to 21 days There is no vaccine or cure Supportive care such as rehydrating patients who have diarrhoea and vomiting can help recovery Fruit bats are considered to be virus' natural host On Friday, Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, met the leaders of... full story »
Aug 04, 2014
United Kingdom - Ebola virus disease (EVD) Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and central nervous system damage Fatality rate can reach 90% Incubation period is two to 21 days There is no vaccine or cure Supportive care such as rehydrating patients who have diarrhoea and vomiting can help recovery Fruit bats are considered to be virus' natural host On Friday, Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, met the leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Le... full story »
Nigeria - ‘This is the moral bankruptcy of capitalism acting in the absence of an ethical and social framework’ WHO Director-General, Margaret Chan, has also warned the virus is currently moving faster than efforts to control itc full story »
Aug 03, 2014
Mexico - La directora del organismo internacional, Margaret Chan, sostuvo que la respuesta a la epidemia ha sido "desgraciadamente inadecuada" y en consecuencia el virus "se está moviendo más rápido que nuestros esfuerzos para controlarlo" full story »
Aug 02, 2014
Germany - Anzeige WHO-Sondergipfel in Conakry Die Seuche, der bereits mehr als 700 Menschen zum Opfer fielen, breite sich "schneller aus als unsere Anstrengungen, sie zu kontrollieren", sagte WHO-Generaldirektorin Margaret Chan in Conakry. full story »
United States - Margaret Chan, the head of the World Health Organization. full story »
Aug 01, 2014
Nigeria - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading faster than efforts to control it, World Health Organisation head Margaret Chan has said. full story »
United States - The Ebola outbreak "is moving faster than our efforts to control it," Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, said in a statement Friday "This is an unprecedented outbreak accompanied by unprecedented challengesc full story »
United Kingdom - Dr Chan said that to date, more than 60 health care workers have lost their lives in the outbreak Continue reading the main story The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading faster than efforts to control it, World Health Organization (WHO) head Margaret Chan has said. full story »
Canada - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is out of control but can be stopped, the head of the World Health Organization chief said on Friday "This outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it," Margaret Chan told the presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone at a meeting in Guinea's capital Conakry "If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socioeconom... full story »
Jul 31, 2014
Germany - "Das Ausma� des Ebola-Ausbruchs und die damit verbundenen Risiken erfordern, dass die WHO und die betroffenen L�nder ihrer Antwort eine neue Qualit�t geben", sagte WHO-Generaldirektorin Margaret Chan. full story »
Canada - WHO Director-General Margaret Chan will meet in Conakry, Guinea on Friday with the presidents of affected West African nations, the United Nations health agency said in a statement "The scale of the Ebola outbreak, and the persistent threat it poses, requires WHO and Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to take the response to a new level and this will require increased resources, in-country medical expertise, regional preparedness and coordinati... full story »
Jun 28, 2014
United States - Margaret Chan announces that the H1N1 outbreak has moved into the post-pandemic period. full story »
May 29, 2014
Canada - Margaret Chan, WHO's director general, said in a speech at the agency's annual meeting in Geneva "Parts of the world are quite literally eating themselves to deathh" full story »
May 28, 2014
United Kingdom - The scale of the threat from both human and animal was underlined at this meeting by the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Margaret Chan, who warned that the world was headed to a "post-biotic" era. full story »
May 26, 2014
United Kingdom - Addressing this meeting of veterinarians and ministers, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Margaret Chan also struck a note of caution on the role of camels in the spread of the disease. full story »
May 19, 2014
Austria - Genf/New York - Schlechte Ernährung wird nach Ansicht von UNO-Experten zu einem immer größeren Gesundheitsrisiko für viele Menschen "Ein Teil der Welt isst sich im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes zu Tode", warnte die Generaldirektorin der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO), Margaret Chan, am Montag in GenfG full story »
May 15, 2014
Canada - Margaret Chan said The decline translates into 17,000 fewer children dying every day in 2012 than in 1990 full story »
Austria - Die weitaus größten Fortschritte wurden zwischen 1990 und 2012 in den armen Regionen der Welt erreicht: Um neun Jahre stieg laut WHO die Lebenserwartung in Entwicklungsländern "Ein wichtiger Grund ist, dass heute viel weniger Kinder sterben, bevor sie das fünfte Lebensjahr erreichen", sagte WHO-Generaldirektorin Margaret Chan "Jedoch gibt es immer noch eine tiefe Kluft zwischen Arm und Reichc full story »
May 06, 2014
Costa Rica - La reciente alerta de emergencia la tomó la directora general de la OMS, Margaret Chan. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Who chief Margaret Chan declared the resurgence of the disease to be a public health emergency of international concern, the first such designation since a 2009 flu pandemic. full story »
May 05, 2014
Cyprus - WHO chief Margaret Chan declared the resurgence of the disease to be a public health emergency of international concern, the first such designation since a 2009 flu pandemic. full story »
Costa Rica - La decisión la tomó personalmente la directora general del organismo, Margaret Chan, y lo hizo tras una semana de discusiones en el seno del Comité de Emergencia de la OMS, formado por 14 expertos en la materia, que recomendaron decretar el estado de emergencia porque estos contagios pueden ser una amenaza para el resto del mundo. full story »
Spain - La decisión la ha tomado personalmente la directora general del organismo, Margaret Chan, tras una semana de discusiones en el seno del Comité de Emergencia de la OMS, formado por 14 expertos en la materia, que recomendaron decretar el estado de emergencia porque estos contagios pueden ser una amenaza para el resto del mundo. full story »
Chile - La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) decretó hoy una emergencia sanitaria mundial ante el aumento de los contagios de polio en los últimos seis meses y tras detectar casos en una decena de países  La decisión la tomó personalmente la directora general del organismo, Margaret Chan, tras una semana de discusiones en el seno del Comité de Emergencia de la OMS, formado por 14 expertos en la materia, que recomendaron decretar el estado de emerge... full story »
Argentina - La decisión la tomó personalmente la directora general del organismo, Margaret Chan, y lo hizo tras una semana de discusiones en el seno del Comité de Emergencia de la OMS, formado por 14 expertos en la materia, que recomendaron decretar el estado de emergencia porque estos contagios pueden ser una amenaza para el resto del mundo. full story »
Apr 26, 2014
Peru - La directora general de la OMS, Margaret Chan, destaca en un comunicado que "el compromiso político y la ampliación de las inversiones en la lucha contra la malaria han salvado 3,3 millones de vidas desde el 2000. full story »
Syria - Margaret Chan, the Director General of World Health Organization, March 12, 2009. full story »
Apr 25, 2014
Nigeria - The statement quoted the WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, to have said “Increased political commitment and the expansion of global malaria investments have saved some 33 million lives since the year 2000v full story »
Apr 24, 2014
United Arab Emirates - The December appeal “has gone largely unanswered” for a crisis affecting 93 million people, said a joint statement on Wednesday by UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, Unicef director Anthony Lake, UN refugee commissioner Antsnio Guterres, World Food Program director Ertharin Cousin and World Health Organisation director Dr Margaret Chant full story »
Apr 16, 2014
Mexico - Al concluir, el Presidente ofreció una comida a Ban Ki-monn, en la que participaron el secretario general de la OCDE, José Ángel Gurría; el presidente del BID, Luis Alberto Moreno; el presidente del Banco Europeo para la Reconstrucción y Desarrollo, Chakrabarti Sumantra; la administradora del PNUD, Helen Clark, y la directora de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, Margaret Chan, entre otros. full story »
Apr 07, 2014
Spain - De hecho, la OMS advierte de que el cambio climático, los cambios medioambientales, el aumento de los viajes y el comercio internacional, la urbanización no planificada o la alteración en las prácticas agrícolas está detrás de este repunte de las enfermedades infecciosas "Nadie en el siglo XXI debería morir por la picadura de un mosquito", ha dicho gráficamente Margaret Chan, directora general de la OMSM full story »
Apr 03, 2014
Nigeria - “Simple, cost-effective interventions like insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor spraying have already saved millions of lives,” says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. full story »
Mar 27, 2014
United States - But India hasn't reported a new case since early 2011, which led WHO Director-General Margaret Chan to say: "India has shown the world that there is no such thing as impossible. full story »
Mar 24, 2014
Israel - Margaret Chan said in Geneva that almost half a million people fell ill with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2012, yet less than 25% of these people were diagnosed, mainly due to a lack of access to diagnostic services. full story »
Mar 20, 2014
Israel - Margaret Chan said in Geneva before World TB Day on March 24 that almost half a million people fell ill with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2012, yet less than 25 percent of these people were diagnosed, mainly due to a lack of access to quality diagnostic services. full story »
Oct 10, 2013
Hong Kong - "This is a welcome development, both in the fight to protect children in developing countries and in the future availability of vaccines more generally, as China is now producing vaccines up to WHO standards," WHO director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun said. full story »
Oct 09, 2013
Hong Kong - "This is a welcome development, both in the fight to protect children in developing countries and in the future availability of vaccines more generally, as China is now producing vaccines up to WHO standards," WHO director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun said. full story »
Sep 25, 2013
Canada - On Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird are hosting meetings at the UN focusing on women's health issues and forced marriage (Jerome Delay/Associated Press) Margaret Chan, the director general of the World Health Organization who was also at the session, applauded Harper's efforts  "I commend you and thank you for your leadership," she said​ Today's event was supported by the World ... full story »