FCC club lunch with Thomas ABRAHAM
Speaker: Thomas ABRAHAM
Director, Public Health Communication Programme
University of Hong Kong
Topic: Inside the Swine Flu pandemic
Mr. ABRAHAM spent the last year at the World Health Organization in Geneva, and was head of news in the Director General’s office when the ‘pandemic’ broke out in April 2009. Working closely with WHO DG Dr Margaret CHAN, he was involved both in briefing the press as well as in policy making.
He will share his experiences of what the H1N1 pandemic looked like from the inside, and how this health issue might be evolving.
Thomas ABRAHAM, is a former editor of the South China Morning Post. Prior to joining the SCMP, he spent 13 years as a foreign correspondent based in Sri Lanka, the United Nations Office in Geneva, and London for one of India’s leading newspapers, The Hindu. He is the author of Twenty First Century Plague, the Story of SARS.