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WHO High level meeting on preparedness in public health emergencies


WHO has the pleasure to convene a High Level Meeting on Preparedness to Public Health Emergencies “Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Areas” on 3-4 December 2018 in Lyon, France.


Join the conference lively panel discussions and have the opportunity to share experiences and lessons learnt in preparing for public health emergencies.   


Panel Members

  • Ministers of Health

  • Leaders of Urban Areas

  • WHO Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

  • National IHR Focal Points from the 6 WHO Regions

  • UN Organizations (UNWTO, ICAO, OIE, FAO, UN-Habitat)


Kindly see enclosed the Conference’ flyer and concept note.


Should you be interested in taking part in the above-mentioned conference, you can send an email to , you will then receive further information and background materials.


We are looking forward to seeing you in Lyon, France.


Yours Sincerely,


Dr Florence FUCHS 
Head, WHO Lyon Office

Chief Preparedness & Core Capacity Building (PCB)

Country Health Emergency Preparedness & IHR (CPI)

WHO Health Emergencies programme (WHE)

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