Inauguration - WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin
When: Wednesday 01 September 2021 – 15:00-16:30 CEST (event); 16:30-17:15 CEST (press conference)
Subject: Inauguration of the new WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin by, amongst others:
· WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom GHEBREYESUS
· H.E. Federal Chancellor of Germany Dr. Angela MERKEL
· H.E. German Federal Minister of Health Jens SPAHN
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and H.E. Dr Angela Merkel will inaugurate the new global WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin. The event will be live streamed and followed by a press conference.
The Hub will bring together partners worldwide to collaborate and create the tools and data needed for all countries to prepare, detect and respond to pandemic and epidemic risks.
This special event will also recognize Chancellor Merkel’s outstanding leadership in global public health.
16:30-17:15 CEST (Berlin/Geneva) – Press conference
Additional speakers and panelists: Dr Michael J Ryan, Executive Director WHO Health Emergencies Programme; H.E. Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin; Fabiola Gianotti, CERN Director-General; Katalin Karikó, BioNTech Senior Vice President; Sabine Gabrysch, Professor for Climate Change and Health, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin; Chikwe Ihekweazu, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Director-General.
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