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Collaboration with USAID on Emerging Pandemic Threats Program

Emerging Pandemic Threats Program of the Bureau for Global Health U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Coordination with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO), met 22 July 2010 in Rome, Italy. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the monitoring of domestic animals for emerging diseases with pandemic potential, an area of work that is not specifically addressed by the current USAID-funded Emerging Pandemic Threats programme. USAID has offered additional support to the three organizations to plan and conduct activities in this area

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New PAGnet web site

PAGnet is a web-based network that brings together public health officials responsible for port health and key partners to coordinate public health activities at ports, airports and ground crossings (PAG) including preparedness for and response to health emergencies affecting international travel and transport. PAGnet aims to contribute to protecting the health of populations and to the prevention, detection and control of international spread of disease and its agents through international travel and transport. This network has now got its own web site where you can learn more about their activities. The site is still in the pilot phase, and its full opening is expected within a year.

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