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22 November 2016 -- Virtual press conference on Zika and its complications

Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme

18 November 2016 -- IHR Emergency Committee regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus

Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director, Health Emergencies Programme
Dr David Heymann, Chair of the Emergency Committee

21 October 2016 -- Meeting of Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization

Dr Jon Abramson, SAGE Chairman
Dr Philippe Duclos, Senior Health Advisor, WHO

2 September 2016 -- IHR Emergency Committee regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus

Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director, Health Emergencies Programme
Dr David Heymann, Chair of the Emergency Committee

31 August 2016: Second meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) concerning yellow fever

Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director, Health Emergencies Programme ( biography)
Prof Oyewale Tomori, Chair of the Emergency Committee ( biography)

14 June 2016: WHO statement on the third meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR(2005)) Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations

Dr David Heymann, Chair of the Emergency Committee
Dr Bruce Aylward, Executive Director ai, Outbreaks and Health Emergencies

19 May 2016: Meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) concerning yellow fever

Dr Bruce Aylward, Executive Director ai, Outbreaks and Health Emergencies
Professor Oyewale Tomori

10 May 2016: Press briefing on yellow fever outbreak in Africa

Dr Sylvie Briand, Director, WHO Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases.

12 April 2016: Out of the shadows - Making mental health a global development priority

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General

29 March 2016: WHO Director-General briefs media on outcome of Ebola Emergency Committee

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General
Dr Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General

22 March 2016: WHO Director-General briefs the media on the Zika situation

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General
Dr. Florence Fouque, Unit Leader, Vectors, Environment & Society; Tropical Diseases Research
Dr. Anthony Costello, Director, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Department
Dr. Bernadette Murgue, Project Manager, Health Systems and Innovation
Dr. Tarun Dua, Coordinator, Evidence, Research, Action on Mental & Brain Disorders
Dr. Chris Dye, Director, Strategy, Policy and Information

8 March 2016: Briefing on the Second IHR Emergency Committee for Zika virus

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General
Dr David Heymann, Chair of the Emergency Committee
Dr Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General

1 February 2016: Briefing on IHR Emergency Committee response to Zika virus situation

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General
Dr Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General

28 January 2016: Briefing on Zika virus situation

Dr Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General
Dr Sylvain Aldighieri, Unit Chief, International Health Regulations Epidemic Alert and Response
Dr Claudio Maierovitch, Director of Communicable Diseases Surveillance, Ministry of Health, Brazil

14 January 2016: Announcement of all 3 Ebola-affected countries at zero

Dr Rick Brennan, Director, Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response, WHO.

10 December 2015: Launch of a new framework to eliminate human rabies

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, and Dr Bernard Vallat, Director-General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

16 November 2015: Launch of the WHO campaign on antibiotic resistance

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, and Dr Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General for Health Security.

19 October 2015: Launch of the WHO Global status report on road safety 2015

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, Dr Etienne Krug, Director for Violence and Injury Prevention, WHO and Mr Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and three-term Mayor of New York.

9 October 2015: Review Committee on the role of the International Health Regulations

Speaker: Didier Houssin, Chair of the Review Committee on the role of IHR in the Ebola outbreak

9 September 2015: Update on the Ebola response

Speaker: Dr Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General, WHO

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