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Invited by the Institute of Global Health, Dr Margaret Chan, Dean of the Vanke School of Public Health (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China), and former Director-General of the World Health Organization, will explore in this lecture how vaccines and drugs are our common goods which need to be accessible and affordable through universal health coverage. Dr Chan will base her demonstration from examples drawn from climate change and the Covid pandemic.
After her talk, she will be joined on stage by students from the Universities of Tsinghua and Geneva to take part in a panel discussion and engage with the audience on our common challenges in global health. The debate will be moderated by Ilona Kickbusch, Director of the Digital Transformations of Health Lab, University of Geneva.
5.30 pm Door Opening
Welcome by Prof. Antoine Geissbühler, Dean of the Faculty of Medecine, UNIGE
Introduction by Prof. Antoine Flahault, Director of the Institute of Global Health, UNIGE
Conference by Dr Margaret Chan, Dean of the Vanke School of Public Health (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China) and former Director-General of the World Health Organization
Debate with students from the Universities of Tsinghua and Geneva
Moderation by Ilona Kickbusch, Director of the Digital Transformations of Health Lab, UNIGE
Conclusion by Prof. Antoine Flahault, Director of the Institute of Global Health, UNIGE
7.30 pm End
Dr Margaret Chan
Dr Margaret Chan, from the People's Republic of China, obtained her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She joined the Hong Kong Department of Health in 1978, where her career in public health began.
In 1994, Dr Chan was appointed Director of Health of Hong Kong. In her nine-year tenure as director, she launched new services to prevent the spread of disease and promote better health. She also introduced new initiatives to improve communicable disease surveillance and response, enhance training for public health professionals, and establish better local and international collaboration. She effectively managed outbreaks of avian influenza and of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
In 2003, Dr Chan joined WHO as Director of the Department for Protection of the Human Environment. In June 2005, she was appointed Director, Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Response as well as Representative of the Director-General for Pandemic Influenza. In September 2005, she was named Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases.
Dr Chan was elected to the post of Director-General on 9 November 2006. The Assembly appointed Dr Chan for a second five-year term at its sixty-fifth session in May 2012. Dr Chan's last term began on 1 July 2012 and ended on 30 June 2017.
On 2 April 2020, Dr Chan was appointed as inaugural Dean of Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University, China.
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