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WHO Director-General's first year in office

Dr Chan giving polio drop to a child in India.

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During the year, Dr Chan visited Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, three of the four countries where indigenous transmission of wild poliovirus has not yet been interrupted. "I was very pleased to see the commitment of political leaders, not withstanding the difficult situation between the borders, the movement of people and security concerns for our staff on the frontlines," she later told journalists.

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