Margaret Chan - World Health Organization

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Medical decisions are complex, and rely on care and compassion. I doubt that a machine will ever be able to imitate genuine human compassion.feedback
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Jun 07 2017
Margaret Chan has been quoted 34 times. The one recent article where Margaret Chan has been quoted is Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job. Most recently, Margaret Chan was quoted as having said, “Scientific evidence is the bedrock of policy. Protect it. No one knows whether evidence will retain its persuasive power in what many now describe as a post-truth world.”.
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May 17 2016

So this is going to be a long-term sort of advise to the government to re-purpose the health system.feedback

May 17 2016 - Zika

The more we learn about Zika, the more worried we get about it. I must say that once again. The risk profile of Zika has changed over the years.feedback

May 03 2016 - Antimicrobial resistance

The rise of antibiotic resistance is a global crisis. It's one of the greatest threats to health today.feedback

Apr 26 2016

Cases of yellow fever linked to this outbreak have been detected in other countries of Africa and Asia.feedback

Apr 12 2016

We know that treatment of depression and anxiety makes good sense for health and wellbeing; this new study confirms that it makes sound economic sense too. We must now find ways to make sure that access to mental health services becomes a reality for all men, women and children, wherever they live.feedback

Apr 06 2016 - Diabetes

The findings showed an urgent need to address unhealthy diets and lifestyles around the world. If we are to make any headway in halting the rise in diabetes, we need to rethink our daily lives: to eat healthily, be physically active, and avoid excessive weight gain.feedback

Mar 08 2016

All of this news is alarming.feedback

Mar 08 2016

Sexual transmission of the Zika virus is more common than previously thought.feedback

Mar 08 2016

We can expect more cases and further geographical spread. Sexual transmission is more common than previously assumed.feedback

Feb 18 2016 - Zika

Possible links with neurological complications and birth malformations have rapidly changed the risk profile for Zika from a mild threat to one of very serious proportions.feedback

Feb 02 2016 - Zika

There was no definitive proof that the Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes, is responsible for the birth defects, she acknowledged on Thursday that "the level of alarm is extremely high.feedback

Feb 01 2016

Members of the committee agreed that the situation meets the conditions for a public health emergency of international concern. I have accepted this advice.feedback

Feb 01 2016 - Zika

Zika was spreading "explosively" across the Americas and predicted 3-4 million people could be infected within a year.feedback

Jan 29 2016

Last year the virus was detected in the Americas, where it is now spreading explosively. As of today cases have been reported in 23 countries and territories in the region. The level of alarm is extremely high.feedback

Jan 28 2016 - Zika

A causal relationship between Zika virus infection, birth malformations and neurological symptoms has not yet been established, but is strongly suspected.feedback

Jan 25 2016 - Zika

Although a causal link between Zika infection in pregnancy and microcephaly has not – and I must emphasise, has not – been established, the circumstantial evidence is suggestive and extremely worrisome.feedback

May 29 2015

In an ominous trend, in some countries the battle between tobacco and health has moved into the courts. Governments wishing to protect their citizens through larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packs or by introducing plain packaging are being intimidated by industry's threats of lengthy and costly litigation. This is an effort to deprive governments of their sovereign right to legislate in the public interest. We will push back hard.feedback

Sep 26 2014 - Climate change

Our planet is losing its capacity to sustain human life in good health. Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its most disturbing report to date, with a strong focus on the consequences for health.feedback

Sep 04 2014

No-one, even outbreak responders with experience dating back to 1976, to 1995, people that were directly involved with those outbreaks, none of them have ever seen anything like it.feedback

Jun 11 2009 - Influenza

I have therefore decided to raise the level of Influenza Pandemic alert from Phase 5 to Phase 6. The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza pandemic.feedback

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