Margaret Chan


Margaret Chan Feng Fu-chun born Hong Kong August 21, 1947. Director-General UN World Health Organization 2006-12; led global fight against Ebola epidemic.


I have never seen a health event threaten the very survival of societies and governments in already very poor countries. I have never seen an infectious disease contribute so strongly to potential state failure. . . [W]hat has moved from a public health crisis to threaten international peace and security.” (WHO, Oct. 13, 2014. Manila; photo