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Director-General election (2006)


6-9 November 2006
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Photos day 4

The World Health Assembly Special Session on 9 November 2006.

The World Health Assembly Special Session on 9 November 2006.


The one-day special session will elect a Director-General, based on the nomination of the Executive Board.

The one-day special session will elect a Director-General, based on the nomination of the Executive Board.


Professor Paulo Ivo Garrido of Mozambique, President of the World Health Assembly.

Professor Paulo Ivo Garrido of Mozambique, President of the World Health Assembly.


Dr Anders Nordström, WHO Acting Director-General, at the World Health Assembly


WHO Regional Directors (from left to right) Dr Marc Danzon, Dr Hussein Abdel-Razzak Al Gezairy Dr Shigeru Omi at the WHA Special Session.

WHO Regional Directors (from left to right) Dr Marc Danzon, Dr Hussein Abdel-Razzak Al Gezairy Dr Shigeru Omi at the WHA Special Session.


Delegates listening to the opening of the WHA Special Session


Dr Anders Nordström, WHO Acting Director-General , Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General Elect and Professor Paulo Ivo Garrido of Mozambique, President of the World Health Assembly moments after Dr Chan is formally announced as WHO's next Director-General.


Dr Chan receives flowers from Mr O. Shiraliyev, the Minister of Health of Azerbaijan.


"I want us to be judged by the impact we have on the health of the people of Africa, and the health of women. " said Dr Chan during her acceptance speech at the World Health Assembly


Dr Chan lays out her vision for WHO to media, the evening of her appointment.

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