Margaret Chan Quotes & Sayings

38 most famous Margaret Chan quotes and sayings (public servant). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Margaret Chan Quotes
“HIV AIDS is a disease with stigma. And we have learned with experience, not just with HIV AIDS but with other diseases, countries for many reasons are sometimes hesitant to admit they have a problem.”
“Some experts say we are moving back to the pre-antibiotic era. No. This will be a post-antibiotic era. In terms of new replacement antibiotics, the pipeline is virtually dry. A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it. Things as common as strep throat or a child's scratched knee could once again kill.”
Margaret Chan Quotes
“Tobacco is the only industry that produces products to make huge profits and at the same time damage the health and kill their consumers.”
Margaret Chan Quotes
“The unique nature about the influenza virus is its great potential for changes, for mutation.”
Margaret Chan Quotes
“Influenza pandemics must be taken seriously, precisely because of their capacity to spread rapidly to every country in the world.”
“Doctors and nurses, with their training and their experiences, they would be able to detect unusual patterns of disease. That's why we say it is important for every country to have a proper surveillance system. The function of the surveillance system is to detect unusual patterns of diseases.”
“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. And, of course, for us. United Nations - organizations, agencies - we need to do our part.”
Margaret Chan Quotes
“The international community should treat this as a window of opportunity to ramp up preparedness and response.”
Margaret Chan Quotes
“For a pandemic of moderate severity, this is one of our greatest challenges: helping people to understand when they do not need to worry, and when they do need to seek urgent care.”
“The way I look at - speaking as a woman - I understand what it means to be a daughter, and to be a wife, and to be a mother, and also to be a career woman. The multiple roles that women can play in a society if given the opportunity is really a tremendous asset.”

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