Declaration of Support for a Global Virus Network
WE, EXPERTS represent Centers of Excellence for research in medical virology from across the globe. Our work is dedicated to understanding, preventing and eradicating viral disease threats to mankind.
WE AFFIRM the need for new programs to coordinate, support and promote research that bridges the gap between virus surveillance and public health implementation.
WE GATHER in Washington, D.C. to support goals and ideals of the Global Virus Network, a new approach to fostering true collaboration among all regions and all peoples of the world.
Seeking to improve the immediate responses to emerging viral threats, train future generations of medical virologists, and advise governments or non-governmental organizations on viral disease threats and their control, the Global Virus Network fills a critical need in international health for today and into the future.
Signed this day March 3, 2011, Washington, D.C.