I am a member of the WHO Emergency Committee for COVID-19. During the SARS outbreak, I led the first WHO Mission into China to seek the origin of SARS, and subsequently, working at WHO, I established the laboratory network for confirmatory testing for SARS , and a WHO SARS research network. I was also a founding member of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network of WHO., and of the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Infectious Diseases of the Western Pacific Regional Office of WHO.
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