Coronavirus: WHO special envoy to address NUIG event on COVID-19

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A special envoy from the Director General of the World Health Organisation will address a virtual conference hosted by NUIG on the COVID-19 crisis next week.

The ‘COVID-19: A One Health Challenge’ event will discuss how human health is linked to the health of animals and the environment we share.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 is believed to have spread from bats via an intermediary host to humans.

The keynote speaker at this event will be Dr David Nabarro, Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at the Imperial College London and Special Envoy of WHO Director General on COVID-19

This event will take place on Monday, July 27 from 2.30- 4pm online, and is open for anyone to take part.

“It is estimated that six out of every ten known infectious diseases in humans originate in animals, and three out of every four new or emerging infectious diseases in people are spread from animals,” said Prof Dearbháile Morris, Director of the Centre for One Health at NUIG.

“Therefore is it only by taking a One Health approach that we can adequately address issues such as COVID-19 and prepare for future pandemics.”

To register for this free event which will be delivered on Zoom visit https://bit.ly/2ZwdARC.