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Nationality: UN (United Nations Laissez-Passer)
Order: 7th World Health Organization#Directors-General of WHO
Term Start: 4 January 2007
Predecessor: Anders Nordström (Acting)
Order 1: 4th Department of Health (Hong Kong)
Term 1: June 1994 ? 20 August 2003
Predecessor 1: Lee Shu-Hung
Successor 1: Lam Ping-Yan
Birth Date: 1947
Birth Place: British Hong Kong/1959/name
Spouse: David Chan url
Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, OBE, JP (born 1947 in Hong Kong) is the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Chan was elected by the Executive Board of WHO on 8 November 2006, and was endorsed in a special meeting of the World Health Assembly on the following day. Chan has previously served as Director of Health in the Hong Kong Government (1994-2003), representative of the WHO Director-General for Pandemic Influenza and WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases (2003-2006).
Margaret Chan was initially trained as a Home Economics teacher at the Northcote College of Education in Hong Kong. She then earned her B.A. degree in Home Economics and her M.D. degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1973 and 1977, respectively, as well as her M.Sc. (Public Health) degree at the National University of Singapore in 1985. In 1997, she was given the distinction for the Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and was also appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
She joined the Hong Kong Government in December 1978 as a Medical Officer. In November 1989, she was promoted to Assistant Director of the Department of Health. In April 1992, she was promoted to Deputy Director and, in June 1994, was named the first female in Hong Kong to head the Department of Health. She left the Hong Kong Government in August 2003 after 25 years of service to join the World Health Organization.
Her profile was raised by her handling, in those positions, of the 1997 H5N1 avian influenza outbreak and the 2003 SARS outbreak in Hong Kong. After the first victim of the H5N1, Chan first tried to reassure Hong Kong residents with her infamous statements like, "I ate chicken last night" or "I eat chicken every day, don't panic, everyone". When many more H5N1 cases appeared, she was criticised for misleading the public. In the end, she was credited for he

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From Western to World Health Organization

From the halls of Western University to the pages of Forbes’ Most Powerful People list. Margaret Chan, former director-general of the World Health Organization, returned to her alma mater to give the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture during homecoming weekend.
Posted: October 21, 2017, 2:24 pm

Are Food And Beverage Companies Re-Running The Big Tobacco Playbook?

As Dr. Margaret Chan, Former Director General of the WHO from 2006 to 2017 has indicated: Efforts to prevent non-communicable diseases go against the business interests of powerful economic operators. In my view this is one of the biggest challenges facing ...
Posted: December 7, 2017, 11:17 am

When Medicines Don’t Work Anymore

In 2012, WHO Director General Dr Margaret Chan warned that every anitibiotic ever developed was at risk of becoming useless. "A post-antibiotic era means in effect an end to modern medicine as we know it. Things as common as strep throat or a child's ...
Posted: December 3, 2017, 4:00 pm
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