Mérieux Foundation event

8th MENA Influenza Stakeholders Networks Meeting

10 - 11 April 2018 - Cairo (Egypt)


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.

8th MENA Influenza Stakeholders Networks Meeting group

The meeting wished 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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Tuesday April 10

Wednesday 11 April

  • 8:50-9:20

    Keynote: Influenza programme in Eastern Mediterranean Region

    Sk Mamunur R MALIK

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Session 1

Chairs: Jalila Ben KHELIL & Sk Mamunur R MALIK

Session 2

Chairs: Samia HAMMADI & Yusuf Kamal MIRZA

  • 11:50-12:20

    Influenza vaccination in high-risk groups: a revision of existing guidelines and rationale for an evidence-based preventive strategy

    Melissa ANDREW

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Session 3

Chairs: Marta NUNES & Ghassan DBAIBO

  • 8:30-9:00

    Keynote: A checklist for Pandemic Influenza Risk and Impact Management: building capacity for pandemic response - 2018 update

    Siddhivinayak HIRVE

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