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

Margaret Chan has been in the news in 2 countries in the past week:

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Russia 1 0.41% 143400000 2803km 5.9
United Kingdom 1 0.1% 63705000 7910km 0.66
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Oct 29, 2014
United Kingdom - By September, WHO director general Margaret Chan said that the "number of patients is moving far faster than the capacity to manage them". full story »
Oct 26, 2014
Russia - The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a dramatic warning that the Ebola epidemic threatens the very survival of these societies "I have never seen a health event threaten the very survival of societies and governments in already poor countries, and I have never seen an infectious disease contribute so strongly to potential state failure," said WHO head Margaret Chanr full story »
Oct 22, 2014
Nigeria - Margaret Chan, and United Nation Secretary General Mr. full story »
Oct 21, 2014
Nigeria - WHO chief Margaret Chan, who spoke via video conference to delegates attending a Summit of a regional group of Latin American and Caribbean countries on Ebola, said: “The aim of the meeting in Havana, Cuba, is to define who will contribute what to resolving this complex emergency, as well stopping the spread of the virus. full story »
Oct 19, 2014
United States - The outbreak highlights the dangers of growing social and economic equality, said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. full story »
Oct 14, 2014
Nigeria - The outbreak, which has killed some 4,000 people in West Africa, has led to a “crisis for international peace and security”, WHO head Margaret Chan said. full story »
Oct 13, 2014
United Kingdom - The outbreak, which has killed some 4,000 people in West Africa, has led to a "crisis for international peace and security", WHO head Margaret Chan said. full story »
Nigeria - World Health Organisation Director-General Margaret Chan said the outbreak threatened the “very survival of societies and governments in already very poor countries”. full story »
Mexico - MARGARET CHAN Chan subrayó que esto se debe a que el ébola suele afectar a los poblados más pobres del continente africano, pero los laboratorios farmacéuticos al no encontrar negocio, no mostraron interés en fabricar esta vacuna (Foto: EFE/Archivo ) Video full story »
Canada - WHO director general Margaret Chan, citing World Bank figures, said 90 per cent of economic costs of any outbreak "come from irrational and disorganized efforts of the public to avoid infection." full story »
Sep 25, 2014
Nigeria - Margaret Chan, the President also expressed Nigeria’s appreciation of the support it received from the organisation for the successful containment of the Ebola Virus Disease. full story »
Sep 23, 2014
Nigeria - Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation. full story »
Germany - Ein Hilferuf der WHO-Generaldirektorin Margaret Chan, dass die Organisation dringend grundlegende Reformen brauche, liegt mittlerweile drei Jahre zur�ck. full story »
Sep 19, 2014
Nigeria - “We need to work very closely with the affected countries to stem out black market trading of convalescent serum for two reasons,” the CNN quoted the WHO’s Director-General, Margaret Chan, as saying this week. full story »
Sep 18, 2014
Canada - "This is a social crisis, a humanitarian crisis, an economic crisis, and a threat to national security well beyond the outbreak zones," WHO director general Margaret Chan told an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday. full story »
United States - "We need to work very closely with the affected countries to stem out black market trading of convalescent serum for two reasons," Margaret Chan, WHO's director-general, said this week. full story »
Sep 17, 2014
Canada - "All of us underestimated this unprecedented, unusual outbreak," WHO director general Margaret Chan told the Times. full story »
Sep 16, 2014
United Kingdom - "The most urgent immediate need in the Ebola response is for more medical staff," WHO head Margaret Chan said in the statement. full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - The WHO has not issued any estimate of cases or deaths in the country since Sept 5 and its Director-General Margaret Chan has said there is not a single bed available for Ebola patients there. full story »
Canada - Number of countries with cases: 5 (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal) Number of cases as of Sept 16: 4,985 Number of deaths as of Sept 16: 2,461 The World Health Organization has yet to release a report with the above numbers, which were provided by WHO director general Margaret Chan at a media conference on Friday in Genevao full story »
Sep 15, 2014
France - Le secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, devrait aussi y participer, accompagné de la directrice générale de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), Margaret Chan, et du coordinateur de l'ONU pour Ebola, le Dr David Nabarro. full story »
Sep 14, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - Margaret Chan, WHO’s director-general in a statement. full story »
Canada - Margaret Chan said would "make a significant difference." full story »
Sep 13, 2014
Canada - Margaret Chan said would "make a significant difference." full story »
Sep 12, 2014
Mexico - En rueda de prensa en Ginebra, la directora general de la OMS, Margaret Chan, reiteró por su parte su profunda preocupación porque en Liberia "no existen camas disponibles" de hospital, lo que multiplica el riesgo de la dispersión del virus del Ébola para el cual no existe vacuna ni medicamento. full story »
United Kingdom - Continue reading the main story “Start Quote I am extremely grateful for the generosity of the Cuban government and these health professionals” Dr Margaret Chan WHO The death toll remains highest in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. full story »
Austria - Die Zahl neuer Patienten steige viel schneller als die Kapazitäten zur Bewältigung der neuen Fälle, warnte die Generaldirektorin der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO), Margaret Chan, am Freitag auf einer Pressekonferenz in Genf. full story »
Canada - The death toll has risen to more than 2,400 people out of 4,784 cases, WHO director general Margaret Chan told reporters at the UN health agency’s headquarters in in Geneva on Friday, noting the figures could be an underestimate. full story »
United States - "In the three hardest hit countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the number of new cases is moving far faster than the capacity to manage them in the Ebola-specific treatment centers," said Margaret Chan, the WHO director-general "Today, there is not one single bed available for the treatment of an Ebola patient in the entire country of Liberiar" full story »
Sep 05, 2014
United States - Margaret Chan, director-general of the WHO, said in a statement. full story »
Sep 04, 2014
United Kingdom - "The outbreaks are racing ahead of the control efforts in these countries," WHO chief Margaret Chan said. full story »
Canada - World Health Organization Director Margaret Chan says the agency's first report on suicide prevention is a "call for action to address a large public health problem which has been shrouded in taboo for far too long." full story »
Nigeria - “The outbreaks are racing ahead of the control efforts in these countries,” WHO chief Margaret Chan said. full story »
Germany - Margaret Chan, Direktorin der Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO, ist in den vergangenen Tagen immer h�ufiger f�r das z�gerliche Handeln ihrer Beh�rde kritisiert worden. full story »
Sep 03, 2014
United Kingdom - WHO head Margaret Chan said there were 3,500 confirmed or probable cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. full story »
Austria - So viele Menschen seien noch nie seit dem erstmaligen Ausbruch einer Ebola-Epidemie im Jahr 1976 an der Krankheit gestorben, sagte die WHO-Expertin Margaret Chan am Mittwoch in Washington. full story »
United States - Margaret Chan She characterized the outbreak as a "global threat" and encouraged the international community to do more to combat itr full story »
Germany - Gleichzeitig betont die WHO-Chefin Margaret Chan, der Ausbrauch der Seuche k�nne kontrolliert und gestoppt werden. full story »
Sep 02, 2014
United Kingdom - Also speaking the the United Nations, the director-general of the World Health Organisation Dr Margaret Chan said: "Ebola has become a global threat which requires urgent global efforts in solidarity with the affected countries. full story »
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 - 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 "The possible consequences of further international spread are particularly serious in view of the virulence of the virus," the UN health agency said in a statementv 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 »