Dr Margaret Chan of China has today taken office as director-general of the World Health Organisation following her election in November.

She pledged that her term of office and the effectiveness of the organisation would be judged by the impact they have on two specific populations.

'I want my leadership to be judged by the impact of our work on the health of two populations: women and the people of Africa,' she said.

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Dr Margaret Chan of China has today taken office as director-general of the World Health Organisation following her election in November.

She pledged that her term of office and the effectiveness of the organisation would be judged by the impact they have on two specific populations.

'I want my leadership to be judged by the impact of our work on the health of two populations: women and the people of Africa,' she said.

Read more here