Events

Tuesday 27 June 2017, 11:00 - 12:15

10 Years of Leadership on Global Health

Farewell to Margaret Chan

Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix


Dr Margaret's Chan's term as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) will end on 30 June 2017. This celebratory event will applaud her leadership in the past ten years and reflect on her time in Geneva from both a personal and a professional perspective. Global health is now on the agenda of high level political fora worldwide and has received recognition as a cornerstone of the SDG era, while Dr Chan also walked the talk on women's leadership in global health.

Dr Margaret Chan is the Director-General of WHO and was first appointed on 9 November 2006. The World Health Assembly appointed her for a second five-year term at its sixty-fifth session in May 2012.

Distinguished speakers and representatives of the Geneva International Community working on global health and beyond will highlight different aspects of Dr Chan's leadership. They include:

  • Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Tania Dussey-Cavassini, Vice Director General in charge of International Affairs and Ambassador for Global Health, Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland


Margaret Chan will then share some personal reflections on her time as WHO Director General and in Geneva.

Moderator: Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Centre


For more information, please visit the event page.


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