16 Total Quotes

Margaret Chan Quotes

Margaret Chan
That was a time when we were really working together as an international community of academics, politicians, public health experts. Everybody really was so focused,
Margaret Chan
#Community

Margaret Chan
In view of the situation in Iraq, I was on the phone talking to the company and they are willing to provide in the order of 7-10,000 treatment courses and we are trying to ship them as soon as possible to the ground.
Margaret Chan
#Company

Margaret Chan
There is a high degree of support for voluntary compliance with the International Health Regulations. It will help countries to build capacity.
Margaret Chan
#Health

Margaret Chan
We are not in a pandemic situation. It is still an animal disease.
Margaret Chan
#Disease

Margaret Chan
[For now, bird flu is] still very much an animal disease and animal problem, ... If we can really control the animal sector, the risk to humans is low.
Margaret Chan
#Control

Margaret Chan
I think this is a very strong message coming from the U.S. government,
Margaret Chan
#Government

Margaret Chan
I am encouraged that more work has been done in the last few months compared to before. But still there are many gaps that we need to fill in terms of human and laboratory capacity and infrastructure.
Margaret Chan
#Work

Margaret Chan
During the past week, indeed new confirmed cases have shown a downward trend. The situation has stabilized, ... Our estimation is that this is a result achieved through concerted efforts from all quarters.
Margaret Chan
#Past

Margaret Chan
My advice ... is that in selecting fish, perhaps at this juncture, it would be wise to select freshwater fish and other chilled fish from other parts of the world,
Margaret Chan
#Advice

Margaret Chan
All private and public hospitals have been urged to step up infection control measures and report to the [health] department unusual pattern of illness,
Margaret Chan
#Control

Margaret Chan
I must stress that it is still a suspected case at this stage and the experts are still investigating,
Margaret Chan
#Experts

Margaret Chan
We have a window of opportunity to prevent a pandemic or at least delay the spread of a pandemic.
Margaret Chan
#Delay

Margaret Chan
There has been a meeting and discussions are still in progress. The talks have been taking place between the two sides here and in the United States.
Margaret Chan
#Progress

Margaret Chan
We must understand that when one country is not safe, the world is not safe. Pandemic influenza, by nature, will go around the world, so it is important for us to work as an international community to get a better handle on the issue.
Margaret Chan
#Country

Margaret Chan
H5N1 is primarily an animal disease. However, given its expanding geographical scope and that H5N1 is endemic in some countries, our assessment is that the risk of pandemic is great.
Margaret Chan
#Disease

Margaret Chan
H5N1 is primarily an animal disease. However, given its expanding geographical scope and that H5N1 is endemic in some countries, our assessment is that the risk of pandemic is great. Timing is unpredictable and the severity is uncertain.
Margaret Chan
#Disease