WHO Director-General's first year in office

Images from Dr Margaret Chan's travels during 2007

Dr Chan giving polio drop to a child in India.

4 January 2008

Dr Margaret Chan took up her duties as Director-General on 4 January 2007. She set out a six-point agenda to take the Organization forward, focusing on the following areas:

  • promoting development
  • fostering health security
  • strengthening health systems
  • harnessing research, information and evidence
  • enhancing partnerships
  • improving performance.

During her first year in office, Dr Chan travelled to 25 countries, visiting all six regions. This photo story chronicles some of her travels as she worked to make the six-point agenda a reality.

Read the photo essay on Dr Chan's first year in office

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