sexta-feira, novembro 10, 2006

"Habíamos Directora"!

E pronto... o juiz decidiu... está decidido!
Dra. Margaret Chan é oficialmente a "nova dona da saúde!"

Dr Margaret Chan
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Dr Margaret Chan is Director-General Elect of WHO, appointed by the World Health Assembly on 9 November 2006.

Before being appointed Director-General Elect, Dr Chan was WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases and Representative of the Director-General for Pandemic Influenza. Prior to joining WHO, she was Director of Health in Hong Kong. During her nine-year tenure as director, Dr Chan confronted the first human outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza in 1997 and successfully defeated Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Hong Kong in 2003. She also launched new services to prevent disease and promote better health.

In her acceptance speech, Dr Chan said:
"what matters most to me is people. And two specific groups of people in particular. I want us to be judged by the impact we have on the health of the people of Africa, and the health of women. … Improvements in the health of the people of Africa and the health of women are key indicators of the performance of WHO."
"All regions, all countries, all people are equally important. This is a health organization for the whole world. Our work must touch on the lives of everyone, everywhere," she said. "But we must focus our attention on the people in greatest need."

Pessoalmente, gostei de a ouvir dizer:

"Our support to implement the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health will increase."

o discurso comlpeto pode-se ler através do link:

Vamos la ver como corre o mandato!

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