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Improving Surveillance and Prevention of Yellow Fever, a Global Health Security Threat

Washington, D.C. (USA)

Please join us for a symposium hosted by the Mérieux Foundation in collaboration with PAHO. The symposium will be a conversation among multi-sectoral experts on the risk of a yellow fever pandemic, and what the international community can do to prevent such a scenario, better prepare for a pandemic, and respond to outbreaks as they occur. The symposium will take place at a time when several epidemics have been reported including those in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2016, Brazil from 2016 to the present, Nigeria in 2017 and 2018, and the Republic of Congo and Central African Republic recently.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

9:30 a.m to 1:00 pm

8th Floor Conference Center
The Stimson Foundation
1211 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Coffee, tea, and light breakfast will be provided


Opening Remarks: Guy Vernet, CEO, Mérieux Foundation USA

Keynote Speaker: Amadou Sall, Director, Institut Pasteur of Dakar, Senegal (via Skype)

Panel Discussion 1: YF in AFRO and AMRO Regions Including Surveillance Systems in Place and Laboratory Networks and Tools

  • Gamou Fall, Institut Pasteur of Dakar, Senegal
  • Sylvain Aldighieri, Pan American Health Organization, USA
  • Pedro da Costa Vasconcelos, Evandro Chagas Institute, Brazil
  • Guy Vernet, CEO, Mérieux Foundation USA, Moderator

Panel Discussion 2: Challenges Related to Vaccine Supply and Implementation of Vaccine Strategies

  • Daniel Lucey, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • John Fitzsimmons, Pan American Health Organization, USA
  • Hans Christiansen, UNICEF, Denmark (via Skype)
  • Priscila Ferraz, Bio-Manguinhos, Brazil
  • Jon Andrus, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Moderator

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