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UNISDR Press Conference
11 February 2016 12:30 - 13:15
The Human Cost of the Hottest Year on Record: Disasters in 2015
  • Robert Glasser, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
  • Debarati Guha-Sapir, Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
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    WHO Press Conference
    12 February 2016 10:00 - 10:30
    WHO is currently mapping existing R&D for Zika in order to prioritize medical products and approaches that should be fast-tracked into development.
    Until today, most research that could be useful for Zika has been carried out on other flaviviruses – such as dengue or yellow fever.
    WHO’s R&D efforts on Zika are part of the overall work on a roadmap – the R&D Blueprint - for better R&D preparedness based on the experience of the R&D work carried out during the Ebola outbreak.
  • Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation, WHO