Chinese Doctor Nominated to Run the WHO

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Nominee World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Margaret Chan

Nominee World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Margaret Chan from Hong Kong acknowledges the members of the board at the organization's headquarters in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the World Health Organization vote on Dr. Margaret Chan's nomination to be the body's new director general. She would be the first Chinese national to head a major United Nations body, possibly a sign that China hopes to play a larger role in the U.N.



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