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Health ministers from around the world make H1N1 top priority

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 09 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5397
  1. Nayanah Siva
  1. 1London

    Health ministers from around the world agreed last week that H1N1 remains the top global health threat.

    Gillian Merron, UK Public Health Minister, said, “Diseases don’t respect borders so we need an international response to them. The global effort to tackle the [H1N1] pandemic has been impressive and would not have been possible without such cooperation.” She was speaking at the 10th ministerial meeting of the Global Health Security Initiative hosted by the Department of Health in London.

    The initiative was set up in 2001 as a response to the terrorist events of 11 September and the subsequent threats …

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