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Latest speeches by Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization



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Address to the Seventieth World Health Assembly

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Address to the Seventieth World Health Assembly



Keynote speech at the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:20:00 GMT

WHO Director-General's keynote speech at the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting on 19 May 2017



Opening remarks at the Ebola vaccines for Guinea and the world event

Thu, 04 May 2017 07:20:00 GMT

4 May 2017 – At an event held in Conakry, Guinea, Dr Margaret Chan thanked the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for supporting the development of a new Ebola vaccine which provides substantial protection against this highly lethal disease. The close collaboration of Guinea’s national authorities was a catalysing factors in successful implementation of the WHO vaccine trial. Dr Chan also described several spillover initiatives that are leaving the world better prepared for the next inevitable Ebola outbreak.



Opening remarks at the 60th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:50:00 GMT

Opening remarks at the 60th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs



Grand challenges for the next decade in global health policy and programmes

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:20:00 GMT

Honourable ministers, distinguished fellow speakers, faculty and staff at the University of Washington, colleagues in public health, ladies and gentlemen,

For global health, this is a jubilee year for the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health and at least seven other Washington-based health organizations.