Margaret Chan Quotes

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Margaret Chan Quotes

New diseases like SARS and bird flu cause anxiety in the community. People get worried, some to the extent that it even affects their health. You feel very sad, and yet you must carry on and maintain your cool in very trying and difficult moments. You have to tough it out.
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We need to empower women. Give women a voice in the decision-making process. Give women a political voice where they can champion, for their own welfare. And, of course, for us. United Nations - organizations, agencies - we need to do our part.

— Margaret Chan

Pandemic influenza is by nature an international issue; it requires an international solution.

— Margaret Chan

The way I look at - speaking as a woman - I understand what it means to be a daughter, and to be a wife, and to be a mother, and also to be a career woman. The multiple roles that women can play in a society if given the opportunity is really a tremendous asset.

— Margaret Chan

Tobacco is the only industry that produces products to make huge profits and at the same time damage the health and kill their consumers.

— Margaret Chan

This change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments, to ministries of health and other ministries, to the pharmaceutical industry and the business community that certain actions now should be undertaken with increased urgency and at an accelerated pace.

— Margaret Chan

Mexico is a safe, as well as a beautiful and warmly gracious, place to visit.

— Margaret Chan

The WHO is the lead agency in health in the United Nations system, and clearly we have very important functions to play.

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For the first time in history we can track the evolution of a pandemic in real time. Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behaviour.

— Margaret Chan

When WHO works with the private sector, the Organization takes all possible measures to ensure its work to develop policy and guidelines is protected from industry influence.

— Margaret Chan

I am personally overseeing changes that include the establishment of a global health emergency workforce.

— Margaret Chan

Maternal mortality health is a very sensitive indicator. All you need to look at is a country's maternal mortality rate. That is a surrogate for whether the country's health system is functioning. If it works for women, I'm sure it will work for men.

— Margaret Chan

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