Election of Director-General - 2012
The World Health Assembly appointed Dr Margaret Chan for a second five-year term as Director-General of WHO at its sixty-fifth session in May 2012. Dr Chan's new term will begin on 1 July 2012 and continue until 30 June 2017.
As required by the WHO Constitution, the Director-General is appointed by the Health Assembly on nomination by the WHO Executive Board. The Executive Board nominated Dr Chan for a second term at its 130th session in January 2012.
Dr Chan was appointed to her first appointment as Director-General in November 2006.
In accordance with Executive Board resolution EB120.R19, Dr Chan's curriculum vitae and supporting information, as provided to WHO Member States, are available below.
Dr Margaret Chan appointed to a second term as Director-General
Dr Margaret Chan nominated for a second term to be WHO Director-General
Election of the WHO Director-General
Dr Margaret Chan: curriculum vitae and supporting statement
Ebola virus disease: Situation assessment
Experimental Ebola vaccines
Experimental therapies: growing interest in the use of whole blood or plasma from recovered Ebola patients (convalescent therapies)
Ebola situation in Senegal remains stable