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2010 in review: key health issues

Director General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan in Pakistan during the floods, 2010

Covering the health needs of more than six million flood-affected people in Pakistan

WHO and health partners provided enough medicines to cover the basic health needs of 6.7 million people during the Pakistan flood crisis in 2010.

WHO’s response focused on communicable disease control, provision of primary health care, and resumption of damaged and affected health facilities.

In October, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan visited the country to review progress of health relief and recovery efforts.

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