11 May WHO director general Margaret Chan says fight for global health on all fronts
Posted at 12:00h in News
USAID’s magazine Frontlines is running a long and interesting interview with World Health Organisation Director General, Margaret Chan in which she talks about the need to have both disease-fighting strategies – the battle against Aids is the obvious example – and also health system strengthening. Some of her critics wondered if she had somewhat backed off from championing health systems – helping countries train healthworkers and set up clinics to tackle all types of ill-health. That meant taking on the big disease-fighting agencies, such as Pepfar (the president’s emergency plan for Aids relief) and the Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and Malaria.