WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REGIONAL OFFICE FOR EUROPE
INVITATION TO THE MEDIA
First meeting of Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network in the WHO European Region
11-13 October 2016, Presidential Library, t. Petersburg, Russian Federation
The global community is dealing with emergencies of unprecedented scale. Disease outbreaks can occur anywhere, anytime and can shatter communities. European experts play a major role in responding to epidemics globally to protect affected people and European citizens alike.
Experts on health emergencies response around Europe will gather in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation on 11–13 October 2016 at the first European meeting of the WHO led Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN).
The 100 participants especially from Russian-speaking countries will aim at strengthening Europe’s role in outbreak response globally.
The meeting is organized by WHO and the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor), and supported by the Government of the Russian Federation.
You are invited to attend the press conference on 11 October 2016 at 09:30 at Presidential Library named after Boris Yeltsin, Senatskaya Sq., 3, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 190000
The press conference will provide more details about Europe’s work in health emergencies and there will be opportunities for interviews.
To join the press conference, please register with: