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World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan at the 69th World Health Assembly. Photo by: L. Cipriani / WHO

World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan urged member states to step back in time and celebrate some of global health’s successes in her opening address before the 69th World Health Assembly on Monday.

She mentioned, among other things, the 19,000 fewer children dying from preventable diseases; the 44 percent decline in maternal mortality; and the 15 million people who now have access to antiretroviral therapy worldwide.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.