🆕 WHO Announces Proposed Members of its Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) ➡️ bit.ly/3lC82QB

The 26 proposed SAGO members have expertise in a range of areas:
-animal health
-clinical medicine
-molecular epidemiology
-molecular biology
-food safety
-public health
The composition of the SAGO reflects geographic and gender diversity. The final membership to the SAGO is subject to the public consultation period and relevant WHO practices and procedures.
The SAGO will have the following functions: bit.ly/3BDQlWy

The next Disease X could appear at any time, and the world needs to be better prepared.

@DrTedros, @DrMikeRyan and Dr @mvankerkhove editorial in @ScienceMagazine ⬇️

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