| Margaret Chan |
|Born||Margaret Fung Fu-chun|
21 August 1947
Chan had previously worked as Director of Health in the Hong Kong Government (1994–2003). Chan survived the transition from British colonial rule to Chinese]] rule in June 1997. Her profile was raised by her handling, in those positions, of the 1997 H5N1 avian influenza "outbreak" and the 2003 SARS "outbreak" in Hong Kong.
As Director-General of the World Health Organization, in 2009/10 she classified swine flu as a pandemic by lowering the criteria for declaring for a pandemic. The following attempted lockdowns never got off the ground, but the event was a omen of what was to come with Covid.
When asked by the film maker Lilian Franck for the documentary TrustWHO in 2015, whether she considered stepping down from her position as director, Dr Chan confirmed the problem which the World Health Organization has - that private financing will come with strings attached.
“Lilian Franck: Important donor nations they want a weak WHO. One could even compare WHO to Titanic I would say. So isn't it your responsibility, Dr Chan, to step down before the end of your 2nd term, in order to signal to the world that your organisation, your ship, is sinking.
Margaret Chan: You ask an excellent question. If I tell you, WHO as an organisation, only 30 percent of my budget is predictable funds. Other 70 percent I have to take a hat and go around the world, to beg for money. And when they give us the money, they are highly linked to their preferences, what they like. It may not be the priority of WHO. So if we do not solve this, you know (hand gesture), we are not going to be as great as we were.”
Lilian Franck, Margaret Chan (11 October 2015) 
Events Participated in
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2008||23 January 2008||27 January 2008||Switzerland||At the 2008 summit, Klaus Schwab called for a coordinated approach, where different 'stakeholders' collaborate across geographical, industrial, political and cultural boundaries."|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2009||23 January 2009||27 January 2009||World Economic Forum|
|Chairman Klaus Schwab outlined five objectives driving the Forum’s efforts to shape the global agenda, including letting the banks that caused the 2008 economic crisis keep writing the rules, the climate change agenda, over-national government structures, taking control over businesses with the stakeholder agenda, and a "new charter for the global economic order".|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2015||21 January 2015||24 January 2015||Switzerland||Attended by a lot of people. This page lists only the 261 "Public Figures".|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2016||20 January 2016||23 January 2016||World Economic Forum|
|Attended by over 2500 people, both leaders and followers, who were explained how the Fourth Industrial Revolution would changed everything, including being a "revolution of values".|
- 7th World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany, 11 October 2015
- https://www.amazon.de/TrustWHO-OV-Lilian-Franck/dp/B086CBKF9R TrustWHO (documentary)