Monday, January 16, 2006

China: International Donors' Conference on Bird Flu Opens in Beijing

Disease experts urged rich countries at a donors conference Tuesday to come up with the US$1.5 billion (euro1.4 billion) that the World Bank says is needed to tackle bird flu and prepare for a potential pandemic in humans. The international donors' conference in Beijing is focused on raising money to fight bird flu, which has killed at least 79 people in Asia and Turkey since 2003. A World bank official earlier told The Associated Press that donors were expected to pledge some US$1 billion (euro822 million). Read More ....

Source: China Daily
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