Friday, May 01, 2015

Web briefing for journalists May 7 to focus on World Health Assembly, global response to Ebola

The Kaiser Family Foundation is hosting a web briefing for journalists at noon (EDT) on May 7 about covering the World Health Assembly, specifically the global response to Ebola. The World Health Assembly will also address reform of the World Health Organization, combating antimicrobial resistance and how to address the rise in non-communicable diseases around the world. The World Health Assembly is from May 18-26 in Geneva.

The briefing will be led by: Jimmy Kolker, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law at Georgetown University; Ian Smith, Executive Director of the Director-General’s Office at the WHO; and Josh Michaud, Kaiser Family Foundation associate director of global health policy. The majority of the briefing will be devoted to a question-and-answer session with journalists. To register, click here.

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