16.02.2016

ECOSOC Briefing on the Zika Virus

Date:     Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Time:     15:00 – 17:00

Location: ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York

Watch: Archived webcast of the briefing

WHO/PAHO

The President of the Economic and Social Council (Republic of Korea) convened a briefing on the Zika virus on 16 February 2016. The Council was briefed by the World Health Organization (WHO) Office at the United Nations (New York), the Pan American Health Organization and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the situation update. In addition, a representative from the Ministry of Health of Brazil and the UN Resident Coordinator in Haiti briefed the Council on the response to the Zika virus. The presentations were followed by an interactive discussion with Member States. The archived webcast of the briefing can be viewed here

  • Programme
  • Flyer
  • Opening and closing remarks by His Excellency Oh Joon (Republic of Korea) President of the Economic and Social Council
  • Presentations
    • Dr. Natela Menabde, Executive Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Office at the United Nations, New York
    • Dr. Patrick Kachur, Principal Deputy Director, Center for Global Health, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
    • Dr. Cláudio Maierovitch Pessanha Henriques, Director, Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance, Secretariat of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health, Brazil 

For Zika virus-related information, please visit the following webpages: