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Addressing a Global Threat: the UN's Efforts to Fight Avian Influenza

November 2, 2005

WHAT: Briefing and luncheon on the United Nation’s efforts to combat Avian Influenza and a potential human influenza outbreak

WHO: Dr. David Nabarro, United Nations System Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2005, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.                                                       

WHERE: Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Building

Dr. David Nabarro will deliver remarks, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.  Dr. Nabarro will be joined by representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Dr. David Nabarro was appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to be Senior Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza in September 2005; previously he was one of the most senior public health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Nabarro is responsible for ensuring that the United Nations system makes an effective and coordinated contribution to the global effort to control the epidemic of avian influenza.

The event is sponsored by the Congressional Global Health Caucus, the United Nations Family in Washington, and the United Nations Foundation.

MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL GLOBAL HEALTH CAUCUS

Del. Donna Christensen, M.D. (D-VI)
Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Rep. Joe Schwarz, M.D. (R-MI)
Rep. Vic Snyder, M.D. (D-AR)

Please RSVP, as lunch will be served. Seating is limited. Please fax this form to 202-462-2686 or RSVP by e-mail to BWC_RSVP@betterworldcampaign.org.

For more information, please contact: Amy DiElsi, 202-419-3230

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