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  • Type: Director-General of World Health Organization
  • Location: Hong Kong, china
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Dr. Margaret Chan



Dr. Margaret Chan is currently the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Chan has served as Director of Health in the Hong Kong Government from 1994-2003, representative of the WHO Director-General for Pandemic Influenza and WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases from 2003-2006. Dr. Chan earned her M.D. degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1977. Dr. Chan is most known for her involvment in handling the 1997 H5N1 avian influenza outbreak and the 2003 SARS outbreak in Hong Kong.

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