WHO Virtual Press Conference following the first meeting of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee on Ebola Viral Disease

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WHO Virtual Press Conference following the first meeting of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee on Ebola Viral Disease

 

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — WHO Virtual Press Conference

 

WHAT: On 6-7 August, the World Health Organization (WHO)will convene an IHR Emergency Committee meeting in order to ascertain whether the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa constitutes a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHEIC) and, if it does, to recommend appropriate temporary measures to reduce international spread. Following the meeting, WHO will brief journalists on the committee’s decisions.

 

The term Public Health Emergency of International Concern is defined in the International Health Regulations as “an extraordinary event which is determined to constitute a public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease and to potentially require a coordinated international response”. The Emergency Committee is made up of international experts who will provide technical advice to the WHO Director-General. Other participants include representatives of the affected countries.

 

WHEN: Virtual Press Briefing Friday 8 August, at 09:00 CEST.

 

WHERE: Geneva-based journalists may participate in the Library Room at WHO Headquarters.

Journalists outside Geneva may dial in, and Dial-in numbers are listed below.

 

WHO: Dr Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General, WHO.

 

Information to journalists:

 

Journalists who wish to attend the press conference in person at WHO but who are not already accredited with the United Nations in Geneva should get to WHO an hour early in order to get their media badge.

 

How to access the WHO Virtual Press Conference – 8 August 2014

 

Journalists are requested to call in at least 10 minutes before the press conference begins in order to be correctly registered. From the list below, please use the number closest to you. If you have problems with a number, try the toll number from a neighbouring country or call Switzerland: +41 22 580 9022, or France: +33 1 72 00 15 10, or United States: +1 877 887 4163

 

On connecting, type PIN code: 561195# on your telephone keypad and then record your name and media outlet and then press again the # key.

 

To ask a question during the question and answer session, registered participants should type 01 on their telephone keypad, this will place you in the queue to ask questions.

 

International access numbers

 

COUNTRY    TOLL-FREE    TOLL

Argentina         +541159843866

Australia         +61390084320

Austria         +43 1928 2201

Belgium         +32 2402 9640

Brazil    0800912065    +55 1131725546

Canada    +1 8553012434    +1 4169153614

Chile         +5625994995

China         +864006450539

Costa Rica    0800 0121677    

Croatia         +38517776163

Cyprus         +35722030665

Czech Rep         +420228882950

Denmark         +45 3272 7701

Egypt    8000000402    

Finland         +358 9425 99700

Estonia         +37 26225738

France    0805638266    +33 1720 01510

Germany    0800 5889774    +49 6922 2229 031

Greece         +30 2111 9815 60

Hong Kong         +852 5808 1220

Hungary         +36 1408 8094

Iceland    8009488    

India         +912233019449

Indonesia    001 803 011 3597    

Ireland         +353 14311251

Israel         +97239155932

Italy         +39 0236009767

Japan         +81350505011

Latvia         +371 66013604

Lithuania         +370 52055450

Luxembourg         +352 2088 0696

Malaysia         +60362074632

Mexico         +525547772282

Monaco    80093839    

Netherlands         +31 107138194

Norway         +4721031303

Panama    008002260610    

Peru    080053911    

Poland         +48222953528

Portugal         +351 308801485

Romania         +40215293962

Russia         +74952216523

Saudi Arabia    8008110176    

Singapore         +65 31580365

South Africa    0800998664    +27218197035

South Korea         +82 234832813

Spain    800300988    +34 914142021

Sweden         +46 850334664

Switzerland    0800875000    +41 22 580 9022

Taiwan         +886226567372

Thailand    0018001562030606    

Turkey         +90 212 705 2920

UAE    800035702760    

United Kingdom    08082381774    +44 20 3043 2440

USA    +1 877 887 4163    

 

 

Shortly after the conclusion of the Virtual Press conference an audio file will be available on the following links: http://terrance.whoint/mediacentre/presser/

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/multimedia/ebola_briefing/en/

 

More information about Ebola can be found at: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/

 

Please follow us on @WHO for live tweets during the press conference.

 

All WHO information can be found at: http://www.who.int

 

SOURCE 

World Health Organization (WHO)

Filed under: AFRICA / AFRIQUE, IDC Infectious Disease Control, MAV Media Advisory/Invitation/Agenda

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