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Chinese set for top WHO job

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Chinese set for top WHO job


The board of the World Health Organisation has nominated China’s Margaret Chan to become the new chief of the UN agency. It is expected her nomination will be approved by the body as a whole later today. Chan, who will become the first Chinese to head a major UN organisation is the WHO’s top official on bird flu. Supporters had argued her election could strengthen relations between the WHO and China, a frontline state in the battle against the new diseases which has been accused of being slow to share information.

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