14 oktober 2015

Breakfast seminar: One year since Ebola

Thursday 29th October: Gambit H+K invites to breakfast seminar titled "​One year since Ebola: How are we to strengthen the international response to the next epidemic?" The panel consists of high profiled experts from WHO, BBC, Merck Vaccines, Doctors Without Borders Norway and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. 

To register to attend the seminar, please email: bettina.ellefsen@hkstrategies.com.
Breakfast seminar: One year since Ebola
One year ago, the largest Ebola epidemic to date was at the peak of its transmission rate and the international society was on the brink of panicking. The International reactions to the outbreak were too slow to prevent the loss of thousands of lives in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
However, the Ebola tragedy may still serve as a wake-up call. WHO says another outbreak of an infectious disease is inevitable, which calls for effective means to mobilise leaders and secure adequate funding in time to be prepared.
Therefore; what are the key learnings from the last epidemic and how can this help strengthen the international response to the next epidemic outbreak?
Join us for a high-profile discussion. 


Participants:
  • Cecilie Brein-Karlsen - State Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Care Services (will give an intro to the subject. Not part of the panel)
  • Tulip Mazumdar - BBC’s Global Health Correspondent. Covered the Ebola outbreak on the ground in West Africa
  • Marie-Paule Kieny - Assistant Director-General, WHO
  • Erwin van’t Land - General Director Doctors Without Borders Norway
  • John-Arne Røttingen - Executive Director of Environmental Health and Infectious Disease Control at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet)
The breakfast seminar is organised by Gambit H+K, made possible by grant from MSD and Pfizer. It is held in connection with the WHO meeting taking place in Oslo on October 29-30.


To register to attend the seminar, please email: bettina.ellefsen@hkstrategies.com


Place: Gambit H+K Strategies
Date: Thursdag 29th October
Time: 08:00-10:00
Practicalities: Breakfast will be served


About the WHO meeting in Oslo on October 29-30:
The World Health Organization and the Government of Norway through the Norwegian Institute of Public Health are hosting the consultation in Oslo on October 29-30. Work is actively underway to develop a “R&D Blueprint” for R&D preparedness and rapid research response during future public health emergencies due to highly infectious pathogens. The G7 Health Ministers recently highlighted this initiative in their declaration on Ebola. The Blueprint is developed in consultation with WHO Member States and relevant stakeholders and will be presented at the 69th World Health Assembly in May 2016.