The objectives of the proposed technical meeting to be held in Rome 27-29 June, have been designed to address key questions facing international and national decision makers addressing animal disease prevention and control, the prevention of human infection, and in pandemic preparedness.
- Review the best available scientific, technical and operational evidence to date on the nature of HPAI, and H5N1 infection in humans and for its prevention and control, and provide an authoritative assessment of risk
- Provide strategic guidance to partners on technical and policy options for cost-effective and cost-efficient measures for the effective prevention and control of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry and associated human infections
- Identify the current state of pandemic influenza preparedness in the context of H5N1 human infections
- Identify and build consensus on geographical and thematic priorities and key constraints that need to be overcome, in the immediate, medium, and longer term, to effectively address highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry and associated human infection
A scoping note with background, objectives and outputs is available for downloading here (PDF).