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Avian Flu and Tomorrow's Pandemics Bob Meyers, president, National Press Foundation Nanda Chitre, RX for Survival, WGBH Michael Osterholm, associate director, NCFPD Rex Archer, president, NACC Health Officials Olusoji Adeyi, coordinator, public health, World Bank To open discussions of increasing health risks in a globalized world, Dr Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and associate director of the Department of Homeland Security's National Center for Food Protection and Defense, provides an overview of the avian flu. Dr Rex Archer, president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials discusses American preparations for avian flu and other pandemics, while Dr Olusoji Adeyi, coordinator of Public Health Programs at The World Bank, provides an international perspective on preparation and the need to improve health in developing countries in order to reduce risk of pandemics.

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WGBH Forum Network
'Increasing Health Risks in Our Globalized World: A Conference for Journalists.'
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The WGBH Forum Network is an audio and video streaming Website dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in the Greater Boston area. Through this online service thousands of interested people across the world partake of these lectures from the comfort of their home or office at any time they choose. We are proud of the role we serve in our community, of protecting and projecting the public voice; and of informing and inspiring that public voice to foster deeper understanding of and civic engagement in important issues.

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Reporting from the Front Lines Maryn McKenna, reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Brenda Wilson, reporter, editor, NPR Mike Lemonick, senior writer, Time magazine

Maryn McKenna, a science and medical writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who has had unparalleled access to the US Center for Disease Control's clandestine group, the Epidemic Intelligence Service, discusses coverage of the avian flu. Brenda Wilson, science desk correspondent and editor for NPR, talks about coveringhealth in the developing world. And Mike Lemonick, a senior science writer for Time magazine, offers his insights about covering global epidemics.

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Chicago: “WGBH Forum Network; 'Increasing Health Risks in Our Globalized World: A Conference for Journalists.',” 10/18/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D48ADC7F825C4813909E3942CA64ADB2.
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