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Dr. Margaret Chan is the Director of the World Health Organization.

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India’s Anti-Tobacco Crusaders make Impact on Global Fight for Smoke-Free Lives

16 nations announce new commitments to reduce maternal and child mortality
U.N. Secretary General Ban ki Moon has welcomed an announcement by 16 countries to go ahead with new commitments to dramatically reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality.

Landmark agreement improves global preparedness for influenza pandemics
After a week of negotiations continued through Friday night and into Saturday morning, an open-ended working-group meeting of Member States successfully agreed upon a Framework that ensures that in a pandemic, influenza virus samples will be shared with partners who need the information to take steps to protect public health.

Eisai to Provide Medecine to Help WHO Combat Lymphatic Filariasis Epidemic
Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has signed a statement of intent with the World Health Organization (WHO) to supply free of charge of a primary medicine for the treatment of lymphatic filariasis. The statement was signed by Mr. Haruo Naito, Eisai President and CEO, and Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO

Urgent action needed to achieve health goals: President Patil
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil said on Saturday India needs to translate pledges into time-bound actions to achieve Millennium Development Goals in the health sector.

Efforts to beat malaria may backfire, says experts
Efforts to wipe out malaria in some countries may be counter-productive, suggests an international team of researchers.

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