Margaret Chan

Degree in Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Canada. 1978, with the Department of Health, Hong Kong; 1994-2003, Director of Health, Hong Kong, launched new services to prevent spread of disease and promote better health, introduced initiatives to improve communicable disease surveillance and response, enhance training for public health professionals, and establish better local and international collaboration, managed outbreaks of avian influenza and severe acute respiratory syndrome. With the World Health Organization: 2003, Director, Department for Protection of the Human Environment; 2005, Director, Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Response and Representative of the Director-General for Pandemic Influenza; 2005, Assistant Director-General, Communicable Diseases; since 2007, Director-General.