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World Health Chief Issues Zika Warning

Dr. Margaret Chan, the director general of the World Health Organization, said that nations need to invest in their health systems to combat the spread of the Zika virus.

SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Margaret Chan, International experts, chief of World Health Organization (WHO) (partially overlaid with shots 4-5, ending with shot 6):“The anxiety is understandable, but we must recognize that the government is working very hard on pulling out all the stops. The WHO is working with the International Olympic Committee, and Brazil is also working with them to look at what are the appropriate measures we could put in place to ensure that visitors and athletes have a safe and enjoyable Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.”SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Margaret Chan, International experts, chief of World Health Organization (WHO) (partially overlaid with shots 9-11):“The relationship between illness and poverty is very clear, and it has been demonstrated again and again. So as leaders of countries, they need to invest in people, making sure they have a decent environment to live in, making sure that the leaders also invest in public health infrastructure, including good health system, with surveillance capability to pick up early trouble so that warnings can be strengthened and take the appropriate public health measures.”

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World Health Chief Issues Zika Warning

By REUTERS February 18, 2016

Dr. Margaret Chan, the director general of the World Health Organization, said that nations need to invest in their health systems to combat the spread of the Zika virus.

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