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WHO: Ebola "most severe acute emergency" in modern times

WHO: Ebola "most severe acute emergency" in modern times

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 13 (UPI) --Dr. Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization referred to the Ebola virus outbreak in acute terms Monday, noting the global lack of preparation.
Ed Adamczyk
Obama urges more involvement in fighting Ebola virus

Obama urges more involvement in fighting Ebola virus

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) --President Barack Obama urged international inclusiveness as he spoke at a United Nations meeting on combating the Ebola virus Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
WHO: 1 suicide occurs every 40 seconds

WHO: 1 suicide occurs every 40 seconds

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 5 (UPI) --The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report Friday addressing global suicide rates that reveal suicides kill more people than conflicts and disasters.
Aileen Graef
WHO: 'We will bring the Ebola epidemic under control'

WHO: 'We will bring the Ebola epidemic under control'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) --Senior officials from the World Health Organization were in Washington Wednesday to discuss the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has claimed 1,900 lives.
JC Finley
WHO: Ebola outbreak a 'public health emergency'

WHO: Ebola outbreak a 'public health emergency'

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 8 (UPI) --The World Health Organization convened its first Emergency Committee meeting in response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.
JC Finley
$100 million anti-Ebola campaign begins

$100 million anti-Ebola campaign begins

CONAKRY , Guinea, Aug. 1 (UPI) --An intensified, $100 million campaign in western Africa to fight the Ebola virus outbreak begins Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
People worldwide living longer, and those living in Japan live longest, to age 87

People worldwide living longer, and those living in Japan live longest, to age 87

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16 (UPI) --Women living in Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, Italy, France, Australia, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg and Portugal live the longest.
Alex Cukan
Malaria deaths among children under five halved since 2000

Malaria deaths among children under five halved since 2000

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The number of children under five dying from malaria dropped by half between 2000 and 2012, to under half a million, according to the World Health Organization.
Ananth Baliga

WHO issues HIV treatment recommendations

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 30 (UPI) -- New HIV treatment guidelines issued by the World Health Organization recommend offering anti-retroviral therapy earlier to help patients live longer lives.
Third of women worldwide experience intimate partner violence

Third of women worldwide experience intimate partner violence

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 21 (UPI) -- About a third of all women worldwide will experience either intimate partner or non-partner violence, World Health Organization officials in Switzerland say.
WHO: Health officials must collaborate on health threats

WHO: Health officials must collaborate on health threats

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 22 (UPI) -- An international collaboration, like the effort that staved off the SARS virus 10 years ago is needed now, the head of the World Health Organization says.
Syria's Assad signs amnesty decree for certain crimes

Syria's Assad signs amnesty decree for certain crimes

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 16 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad Tuesday issued a decree granting amnesty for certain crimes, government-run news agency SANA reported.
WHO: Emergency plan for polio eradication

WHO: Emergency plan for polio eradication

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 24 (UPI) -- Funding shortages forced the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to scale back vaccination in 24 high-risk countries, officials meeting in Switzerland said.

WHO stresses health among elderly

UNITED NATIONS, April 7 (UPI) -- U.N. officials marked World Health Day Saturday by emphasizing the importance of helping elderly people stay healthy as they age.

WHO: Mental illness guide helps therapy

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- An intervention guide facilitates the management of depression, alcohol use disorders and other mental disorders, World Health Organization officials say.
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Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, OBE JP (born 1947 in Hong Kong) is the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Chan was elected by the Executive Board of the WHO on 8 November 2006, and was endorsed in a special meeting of the World Health Assembly on the following day. Chan has previously served as Director of Health in the Hong Kong Government (1994-2003), representative of the WHO Director-General for Pandemic Influenza and WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases (2003-2006).

Margaret Chan was initially trained as a Home Economics teacher at the Northcote College of Education in Hong Kong. She then earned her B.A. degree in Home Economics and her M.D. degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1973 and 1977, respectively, as well as her MSc (Public Health) degree at the National University of Singapore in 1985. In 1997, she was given the distinction for the Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and was also appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

She joined the Hong Kong Government in December 1978 as a Medical Officer. In November 1989, she was promoted to Assistant Director of the Department of Health (Hong Kong). In April 1992, she was promoted to Deputy Director and, in June 1994, was named the first female in Hong Kong to head the Department of Health. She left the Hong Kong Government in August 2003 after 25 years of service to join the World Health Organization.

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