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Her voice

“We need to empower women. Give women a voice in the decision-making process. Give women a political voice where they can champion, for their own welfare.”

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Ms. Margaret Chan is a physician, who served as the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) from 2006–2017. She had previously served as Director of Health in the Hong Kong Government (1994–2003), representative of the WHO Director-General for Pandemic Influenza and WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases (2003–2006). In 2014, Forbes ranked her as the 30th most powerful woman in the world. In early 2018 she joined the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).