Margaret Chan, Director-General of The World Health Organization (WHO), Hong Kong Physician & Director of the Pandemic Research Center of the World Health Organization (WHO), Seminar, Kennedy School of Government, 1991
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Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, OBE, JP is a Chinese-Canadian physician, who served as the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) delegating the People's Republic of China for 2006–2017. 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). In 2014 she was ranked as the 30th most powerful woman in the world according to Forbes.