Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors - Junior Organisation
Victoria Junior Chamber
The H5N1 Concern Group
STOP! Avian Influenza Crisis
Speaker: Dr. Sanjay Sinho
Director of Health Unit, CARE International
Avian Flu is already devastating the poultry industry in Asia, demonstrating its substantial economic impact with more than 150 million birds having died or been culled as a protective measure. If the virus develops the ability to pass easily between people, it could spread worldwide within a matter of weeks or months.
CARE International approaches Avian Flu not only as a critical public health issue, but also as a crisis that could erase hard-won development gains and push millions of people into extreme poverty. CARE is working at the community level – to prevent, detect and contain Avian Flu at its source. In addition, CARE is also working with governments, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international health organizations on national pandemic preparedness plans, to combat a potential global crisis.
Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 7 to 8 pm
CONVOCATION ROOM, 1/F MAIN BUILDING, POKFULAM ROAD, HKU CAMPUS
Please join us for a lecture featuring CARE International's public health expert for an inside perspective on the impending crisis, what is being done by governments and local communities to prepare for and prevent the crisis, and what you need to know and can do. CARE International Asia region has been leading prevention and mitigation of Avian Influenza since 2003 and working in the Asia region for over 50 years.
About the speaker:
Dr. Sinho was a former consultant to WHO.
As the Health Unit Director, Dr. Sanjay Sinho oversees the health portfolio, with projects in reproductive health, child survival, infectious disease, polio eradication and environmental health. Sanjay leads CARE's strategic planning, outreach, and advocacy efforts for health. He also oversees CARE's capacity building efforts in the field of health including overseeing the development, production, and dissemination of health training materials for health teams in the field. Sanjay has 18 years of experience coordinating health programs, including over 10 years of experience at CARE, five of which were spent directing health programs in India. Sanjay's area of expertise is Child Survival. He has a Doctor of Medicine in Pediatrics from Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, India and a Master of Arts in Sociology from Bhopal University, Bhopal, India.
About CARE (
www.care.org): CARE International is one of the world's leading humanitarian organizations, working together with the poorest communities to end poverty. CARE operates a broad range of integrated projects in disaster risk reduction, emergency response, environment, education, health, livelihoods, and natural resource management.
About HKUGA (www.hkuga.org): Hong Kong University Graduates Association (HKUGA) was established in the 1970s by a group of young HKU graduates. The Association has since developed into one of the leading alumni associations at the university, with a diverse and highly active membership comprising former students from various faculties, residential and non-residential halls, and ages.
About HKIS JO ( www.hkis.org.hk ) : Junior Organization (JO) is a section of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, which comprises members of all divisions at the age of 40 or below. JO members are the young ones of the Institute who represent the interest of all junior members within the Institute. They include not only recently qualified members, but also students and graduates who are working towards their professional qualifications.
About VJC (www.vjc.org.hk): Victoria Junior Chamber (VJC), founded in 1950, is a non-profit making organization dedicated to developing leadership potentials among young people. VJC is the most senior one of the 18 chapters affiliated to Hong Kong Junior Chamber, which is affiliated to Junior Chamber International (JCI). The organization represents a network of highly-motivated and forward-looking young people between the ages of 18 and 40 who come together to under a common mission: "to contribute to the advancement of the global community by providing the opportunity for young people to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change".
About H5N1 Concern Group (www.h5n1.hk): The H5N1 Concern Group is an non-governemnt organization. Our members mainly consist of Legislative Counicllors and well known medical & health professionals. Prof. K.Y. Yuen and Prof. Gabriel Leung of the Department of Medine, HKU are kindly accepted to be the consultants of our organization. The goals of our organization are to promote and educate the public on avian flu prevention and transmittion. This is to increace the public awareness on this inflectious discease. Also, we are monitoring the government of Hong Kong on avian flu prevention and public education as well as provide advice and asistance in case of necessity.
For more information about CARE, please contact Margaret Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-seminar Press Conference for your information:
“STOP! Avian Influenza Crisis” Press Conference
You are cordially invited to send your representatives to attend the press conference, entitled “STOP! Avian Influenza Crisis”, jointly presented by the H5N1 Concern Group and Care International onJune 22, 2006 (Thursday).
CARE has been leading prevention and mitigation of avian influenza since 2003 and has worked in Asia for more than 50 years. CARE is working with governments, the World Health Organization and other international health organizations on national pandemic preparedness plans, to combat a potential global crisis.
During the press conference, the Director of Health Unit of CARE will provide an inside perspective on the potential crisis and what is being done by governments and local communities to prepare for and prevent avian Influenza.
Details of the press conference are listed below:
Date:June 22, 2006 (Thursday)
Venue:Room 410, West Wing, Central Government Offices
Attendance:Dr. Lo Wing Lok, member of H5N1 Concern Group
Dr. Sanjay Sinho, Director of Health Unit of CARE
Ms. Margaret Li, Senior Director for Development of CARE
STOP! Avian Influenza Crisis Press Conference
1)Opening remarks & introduction of guests from CARE by Dr. Lo Wing Lok on behalf of H5N1 Concern Group
2)Brief Introduction of CARE International by Ms. Margaret Li, Senior Director for Development of CARE
3)Speech by Dr. Sanjay Sinho, Public Health Expert of CARE