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WHO Director-General's first year in office

Dr Chan with women waiting at a clinic.

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Early in her term of office, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan visited a hospital in Brazzaville, Congo. She later told the 60th World Health Assembly: "Today, the overwhelming burden of disease is borne by the African people. We must not allow Africa to become the continent left behind by developmentā€¦ I have identified the health of two populations as indicators of our overall performance: the people of Africa and women."

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