Regional task force meeting on avian influenza
Other Titlesreport of the meeting, Bali, Indonesia, 3-5 March 2008
AbstractThe first meeting of the Regional Task Force for Research on Avian Influenza was convened 3-5 March 2008 in Bali, Indonesia. The establishment of the Task Force followed recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR) in March 2007. It was attended by nine Task Force members. During the consultation, the regional AI situation was reviewed and an overview of selected research topics presented. The Task Force members discussed gaps in knowledge in the following areas: surveillance in clinical and community settings, clinical management, virology, socio-behavioral change, socioeconomic impact, the animal - human interface and vaccine development. Systematically addressing these knowledge gaps would have implications for capacity building in countries of the SEA Region, especially since research capacity is not balanced between Member countries. Prioritization of specific research areas should also be undertaken at a country level according to the context.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2008). Regional task force meeting on avian influenza. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206197