Public health in an interdependent world: cash commodities, capacities, and conspiracies
Dr Margaret Chan
Director-General of the World Health Organization
On the event of World TB Day, Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO presented the 8th Annual Jeffrey P. Koplan Global Leadership in Public Health lecture in Atlanta, USA. The lecture was entitled "Public health in an interdependent world: cash commodities, capacities, and conspiracies".
Dr Chan discussed the advances of public health in the first decade of the 21st century. The lecture commented that although the decade produced many gains like spurring the development of new vaccines; it also revealed some problems such as issues due to rapid urbanization, and unhealthy lifestyles.