Avian Influenza Action Group [website]   [open html - 68KB]

"The Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs has developed the Avian Influenza Action Group headed by the Special Representative for Avian and Pandemic Influenza. The Avian Influenza Action Group, in close collaboration with the Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Homeland Security, Defense, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and other agencies, leads the Department's work on developing an international engagement strategy based on preparedness, prevention, and containment. The Avian Influenza Action Group is involved in efforts to: engage political leadership in affected nations through bilateral interactions and multilateral forums; strengthen transparency and international cooperation; improve surveillance and laboratory capacity; strengthen coordination between human and animal health sectors; and develop coordination of concerned countries."

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