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Emerging disease- the Coronavirus and beyond: A public conversation with Dr. Mariana Marrana and Taylor Gabourie (World Organisation for Animal Health)

February 12 @ 19 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min

Join us for an public conversation with Dr. Mariana Marrana and Taylor Gabourie, who will be discussing the science behind emerging disease, the role of human and animal interaction in its spread, and the global response to the current outbreak.

Mariana and Taylor will discuss the following themes before taking audience questions:

  • Key factors associated with emerging disease and importance of animal health and biodiversity;
  • Approaches to building global capacity to prevent, detect and react to emerging diseases;
  • The current public health event concerning the coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Dr. Mariana Marrana

Mariana is a veterinarian by training. She graduated from the University of Porto with a master’s degree in veterinary medicine focused on public health. During her studies, Mariana gained experience in Brazil, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. After a period in Portugal working in the domain of food safety, Mariana has been part of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Preparedness and Resilience Department for the last 4 years, where she is Coordinator of the OIE Laboratory Twinning Programme, the Co-Secretariat for the FAO-OIE Joint Rinderpest Secretariat, and part of the Secretariat for Coordination of Serious Events.





Taylor Gabourie

Taylor is an applied anthropologist specializing in ethnography and behaviour change in the animal health sector. She is currently the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Communications Officer within the Communication Department at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) headquarters located in Paris. Previously, she was a member of the One Health Institute at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine implementing the USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT Project in country project coordination and global qualitative behavior change activities in areas of zoonosis and antimicrobial resistance. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Applied Anthropology.


February 12
19 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min
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