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7th International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic (IMCAPI)

The Way Forward

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 19-21 April 2010
This international event is being organized by the Government of Viet Nam in coordination with the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA), with the support of the United Nation System Influenza Coordination (UNSIC) office and key intergovernmental agencies in animal and human health: the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the World Bank (WB). The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) of Viet Nam has been assigned to lead the organization of the conference.

This international ministerial conference is expected to bring together over 700 key stakeholders including Ministers of Agriculture (or Livestock) and Ministers of Health from over one hundred countries, and leaders from a range of regional and international organizations. It aims to assess global progress in controlling Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (caused by the virus H5N1) and propose a series of next steps to further reduce and potentially eradicate this serious threat.

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Below is a list of FAO materials sent to the conference