International Ministerial Conference on Avian Influenza

Events Since 2001

International Ministerial Conference on Avian Influenza

10/24/2008 - 10/26/2008
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Organizer: Government of Egypt, the International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza and the European Union with the support of the US Government, the European Commission and different organizations within the UN system, including the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health, the World Health Organization, the World Bank and the UN Children’s Fund.


This conference aimed to highlight the special needs and requirements of developing and least developed countries that are especially vulnerable to the impact of HPAI outbreaks and an influenza pandemic. Participants described their achievements to date and outlined what still needs to be done at national, regional and global levels during 2009. FAO, OIE, WHO-collaborated with UNICEF, UNSIC and the World Bank, to develop a joint strategic framework in response to the evolving risk of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. The document communicating this framework, Contributing to One World, One Health* – A Strategic Framework for Reducing Risks of Infectious Diseases at the Animal-Human-Ecosystems Interface, was officially released during the conference at Sharm el-Sheikh.

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