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World looks for a better doctor

Margaret Chan’s controversial legacy shapes search for new head of World Health Organization.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan leaves after delivering a speech during the World Health Assembly, with some 3,000 delegates from its 194 member states on May 23, 2016 in Geneva. The spiralling crisis surrounding the Zika virus is the result of decades of policy failures on mosquito control and poor access to family planning services, the World Health Organization said on May 23. / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)GENEVA — As the world’s top doctor, Margaret Chan is best known as the woman who cried wolf during a flu pandemic and who failed to contain the deadliest outbreak of Ebola.

After a decade at the World…

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