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



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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.



Address to the Executive Board at its 140th session

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:20:00 GMT

23 January 2017 – In her report to the Executive Board, Dr Margaret Chan reviewed recent achievements that show how WHO is shaping the global health landscape. She also issued an alert to the exceptionally wide outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in birds, and called on all countries to detect and report related human cases immediately. As she noted, the world is better prepared for the next influenza pandemic, but not at all well enough.



Opening remarks at the Emergency medical teams global meeting

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:20:00 GMT

Opening remarks at the Emergency medical teams global meeting



The relevance and importance of promoting health in national SDG responses, Keynote address at the 9th Global conference on health promotion

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:20:00 GMT

In her address at the 9th Global conference on health promotion, Dr Chan emphasized the complex solutions required for supporting the health of the people living in a very complex world, that at both the national and international levels, the Sustainable Development Goals underscore the need for multisectoral collaboration.