World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan leaves big shoes to fill

Published: 28/05/2017
World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan leaves big shoes to fill
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

For 20 years, Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun has been in the front line, and often the hot seat, of battles against new infectious disease threats to mankind, from the first recorded H5N1 bird flu outbreak in Hong Kong in 1997, to the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) in 2003, to the West African Ebola outbreak in 2013 and, more recently, to a surge in the Zika virus linked to brain birth defec

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