15 Things You Didn’t Know About Margaret Chan

Written by Keren Mikva

Margaret Chan, director of the World Health Organization (WHO – the public health arm of the United Nations ), is accustomed to criticism. She is facing the biggest task of her career as the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to defy containment. The Hong Kong national has had to deal with deadly disease outbreaks in the past. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about Margaret Chan.

Sources: WHO.int, MargaretChan.FMPRC.gov.cn, PLOS.org, Forbes.com, SingTaoDaily.com, USAid.gov, FT.com, WHO.int, TIME.com