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Dr. Margaret Chan

The 34- member Executive Board of the World Health Organization has officially nominated Dr. Margaret Chan of China to serve as the new Director General, to be confirmed tomorrow at a special session of the World Health Assembly.

Update: Her appointment was confirmed earlier today. In her acceptance speech, Dr. Chan focused on six key issues that she hopes to tackle in her new role: health development, security, capacity, information and knowledge, partnership, and performance.

Update: See the Washington Post for more details

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