Margaret Chan

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1 World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 2 Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland, 3 Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), Geneva, Switzerland, 4 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New York, New York, United States of America, 5 Human Development Network, World Bank, Washington, D.C., United(More)
M people have asked me why the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa is so large, so severe, and so difficult to contain. These questions can be answered with a single word: poverty. The hardest-hit countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, are among the poorest in the world. They have only recently emerged from years of conflict and civil war(More)
The ambition, which launched the health for all movement, was bold. It assumed that enlightened policy could raise the level of health in deprived populations and thus drive overall development. The declaration broadened the medical model to include social and economic factors, and acknowledged that activities in many sectors, including civil society(More)
Considerable progress has been made over the past decade towards Millennium Development Goal 4. The number of deaths among children younger than 5 years has declined from 12 million in 1990 to 6·9 million in 2011. But do the surviving children have an equal chance to realise their human potential, achieve social justice, and contribute to sustainable(More)
www.thelancet.com Vol 383 May 17, 2014 1697 10 WHO. IHR Emergency Committee concerning Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). July 9, 2013. http://www.who.int/ihr/ ihr_ec_2013/en/ (accessed May 6, 2014). 11 Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Sixth Report. London: Independent Monitoring Board, November,(More)