For Friday, November 2, 2007
CREDENTIALED MEDIA ONLY
Health Ministers to Hold Press Conference
at Close of Global Health Security Meeting in Washington
|Health ministers from eight allied nations,
the European Union, and the World Health Organization
will hold a press conference Friday to review the progress
they have made during the Global Health Security Initiative
(GSHI) Ministerial Meeting in Washington, D.C. Throughout
the week, health ministers, senior officials, and technical
experts have engaged in a series of discussions and
workshops to help decide how best to address the threats
of bioterrorism, infectious disease, and other public-health
The GHSI originated following the attacks of Sept.
11, 2001, and the subsequent anthrax attacks, when
the U.S. Government called for the establishment of
a regular, formal opportunity for the health ministers
of the major industrialized nations and its immediate
neighbors to meet and exchange ideas. This is the first
time the U.S. has hosted the meeting.
GHSI members are the Ministers of Health from Canada,
France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom; the
Secretaries of Health from Japan, México, and the United
States; the Health Commissioner of the European Union
(EU); and the Director-General of the World Health
||The Honorable Mike Leavitt, U.S. Secretary
of Health and Human Services
The Right Honorable Tony Clement, MP, Minister of Health,
The Honorable Markos Kyprianou, Esq. Commissioner for
Health, European Commission
The Honorable Ulla Schmidt, Federal Minister of Health,
Federal Republic of Germany
The Honorable José Angel Córdova-Villalobos, M.D.,
Secretary of Health, Mexico
The Right Honorable Dawn Primarolo, MP, Minister of
State for Public Health, United Kingdom
Dr. Donato Greco, Head, Department of Prevention and
Communication, Ministry of Health, Italy
The Honorable Kenta Matsunami, Parliamentary Secretary
for Health Labor and Welfare, Japan
Dr. Anarfi Asamoah-Baah, Deputy Director-General, World
||Ministerial Press Conference
||Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
||Natcher Conference Center Auditorium
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Md. 20892
||HHS Press Office
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