The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) is an intergovernmental organisation, that focuses on transparently disseminating information on animal diseases, improving animal health globally and thus building a safer, healthier and more sustainable world. The upcoming Expert Talk will provide a global overview of WOAH’s activities on wildlife health and wildlife trade in general. François Diaz, Scientific Coordinator for Wildlife and Bees, Preparedness and Resilience Department (WOAH) will introduce to the Alliance the “Guidelines for reducing the risk of disease spillover events at markets selling wildlife and along the wildlife supply chain”, and eventually the future WOAH activities on wildlife trade.
Expert Talk with Dr. François Diaz
Tuesday, June 13th, 14:30-15:45 CEST
About the Speaker
Dr François Diaz works at the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH). He is scientific coordinator for wildlife and bees at the WOAH Headquarters in the Preparedness and Resilience Department. He works on wildlife and biodiversity, bee health, and the international transport of diagnostic specimens. A French national, Dr François Diaz was awarded a degree of Doctor of Pharmacy and also obtained a Masters degree in International Law and law of International Organizations.
About the Alliance
The International Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade serves as an inclusive and interdisciplinary platform to discuss challenges and formulate solutions vis-á-vis human-wildlife interfaces and associated health risks and the emergence and spread of zoonotic pathogens from wildlife. The Alliance is aiming to enhance international and national awareness, knowledge, policies and action, not least by narrowing the gap between science and implementation.
We are very much looking forward to hear about François Diaz’ activities at WOAH. Please feel free to forward and share this invitation with interested colleagues.