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Inauguration of the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence

Sep 01 2021

Inauguration of the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence
  • 15:00 - 16:30 CEST - Launch event
  • 16:30 CEST - Press conference
  • Venue: Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus, Luisenstr. 58/59, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, and HE Dr Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany will inaugurate the new global WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin. 

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 include a ceremony to recognize Chancellor Merkel’s outstanding leadership in global public health.

Additional speakers: Jens Spahn, HE German Federal Minister of Health; HE Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin; Michael J Ryan, Executive Director WHO Health Emergencies Programme.

Panelists: 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.

World Health Organization