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    Antoinette Lourens
    Library Frontiers: Disasters, Emergency Preparedness and Emerging Diseases

    Health and Biosciences Satellite session




    10:10-11:20 Setting the scene – local and global challenges
    10:10-10:30 Librarians Without Borders: an MLA Global Initiative
    Jill Byerly Mayer,et al.
    Librarians without Borders Task Force,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
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    10:30-10:50 The Librarian's Role in Disaster Preparedness and Response
    Wenju Zhang,Youxiang Zhan, Yanrong Yang, Na Li
    Medical Library of Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Beijing, China
    10:50-11:10 The Role of Information Specialists in Disaster Situations
    Yarda Rodriguez Luis, Guillermo Mesa Ridel, Ada Maria Leyva Acuna,Vivian Maria Cespedes Mora
    Latin American Center for Disaster Medicine, Cuba
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    11:40-12:40 Local and global responses
    11:40-12:00 The Latin American Network for disaster information: building local capacities in information management for disaster reduction
    Stancey Arnesen
    US National Library of Medicine, USA
    Isabel Lopez
    Pan American Health Organization, Costa Rica
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    12:00-12:20 Learning from SARS and Planning for a Bird-flu Pandemic
    A.W. Ferguson
    University of Hong Kong Library, Hong Kong
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    14:00-14:50 National Strategies
    14:00-14:20 The Role of Libraries and Information Services in the National Strategies For Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza and Pandemic Situation: the case of Romania
    Gheorge Buluta, Crina Mihailescu, Octavia-Luciana Porumbeanu
    Central Library of the ”Carol Davida” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
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    14:20-14:40 The Effect of Avian Influenza on the Information Service of the National Public Health Institute of Finland
    Katja Hilska
    National Public Health Institute of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
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    15:00-16:20 Looking at Africa
    15:00-15:20 Disasters and Diseases in Africa: Information Support for Animal and Human Health
    Tertia Coetsee, Antoinette Lourens, Marguerite Nel and Erica van der Westhuizen
    Veterinary Science Library, University of Pretoria, South Africa
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    15:20-15:40 Providing information support for diseases of animal origin: epidemic and endemic: the role of the ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute Library
    David Swanepoel
    ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, South Africa
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    15:40-16:00 Librarians and the use of Information Communication Technologies in Provision of Information on HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries
    Agnes Chikonzo
    University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
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    16:00-16:20 The WHO AFRO Library and Partnerships for Delivering Health Information on Emerging Diseases
    Pascal Mouhouelo and Marie-Paule Kabore
    WHO Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo
    Comments by Christine Wamunyima Kanyengo, Zambia
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