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Joint FAO/OIE/WHO meeting on Avian influenza to be held in Rome on February 3, 2004

A joint FAO/OIE/WHO meeting on Avian Influenza is going to be held next week in Rome at FAO Headquarters. The meeting will take place Tuesday, February 3 2004 and will convene experts of the three organizations in order to set policies and strategies for controlling the disease. The overall aim of this meeting is to develop well coordinated and effective action plans to address the animal as well public heath concerns in each affected country requesting technical assitance. The meeting will be followed by a press conference of FAO/OIE/WHO at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, on Thursday, February 5 2004 at 12:30 pm.