Margaret Chan appointed to lead World Health Organization

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My ethnic pride welled today as I learned that Margaret Chan has been appointed to lead the WHO World Health Organization. My parents are from Hong Kong and my dad may have known her from his medical training and practice there. Dr. Chan received criticism on her "technicality" of managing the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong but otherwise has been roundly praised for her work in Hong Kong and more recently in the WHO.

Cheers to a fellow Cantonese doc!

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