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WHO Director-General's first year in office

Dr Chan delivering the David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture.

Slide 11

In the David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture, delivered in Maryland, USA, Dr Chan focused on climate change. "If the drive to reach the Millennium Development Goals does succeed in strengthening basic health systems, if implementation of the International Health Regulations improves our early warning and response capacity, if we can relieve poor people of crippling disease burdens, then together we can take a stand against this newest evil (climate change) that has been cast our way. "

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