Mérieux Foundation event

7th MENA Influenza Stakeholders Network Meeting

9 - 10 September 2017 - Riga (Latvia)


The overall mission of MENA-ISN is to reduce the burden of influenza by increasing the evidence–based communication with national, international stakeholders aligned with the objectives of WHO Global Action Plan for Influenza Vaccines (GAP) in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa.

During the 7th MENA-ISN meeting, each country representative will present their action plans for next season.

The meeting wishes to foster linkages and collaboration amongst country members, international partners, the private / public sectors and from policy makers, as well as to better visualize common work, to catalyze future interventions in the prevention and control of Influenza.

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Saturday Septemebr 9

Sunday Septemebr 10

  • 8:40 - 9:20

    Keynote: How to increase influenza vaccination rates

    George KASSIANOS

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Session 1

Chairs: Salah Al AWAIDY & Abu Hasan MUSLIM

Session 2

Chairs: Mirza Yusuf KAMAL & George KASSIANOS

  • 8:50 - 9:30

    Keynote: Why is it necessary to protect at-risk groups against influenza and how to improve influenza vaccine effectiveness?


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Session 3

Chairs: Helena MALTEZOU & Suleiman ABUSEWIL

  • 9:30 - 10:00

    WHO influenza strategy including research priorities on influenza vaccines

    Wenqing ZHANG

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  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Post-partum influenza vaccination (cocooning) strategy to protect young infants

    Helena MALTEZOU

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