[Europe.justus] Fwd: Preparing for Potential Swine Flu Pandemic
bishop at tec-europe.org
Tue Apr 28 05:56:34 GMT 2009
While this threat has not reached a dangerous level, forewarned is
forearmed. I ask you to look at the Planning for Pandemic site below.
Début du message réexpédié :
> For Immediate
> Release Contact:
> Devon Wallace
> April 27,
> (800) 334-7626, ext. 6311
> Episcopal Relief & Development Prepares for Potential Swine Flu
> A recent outbreak of swine influenza was confirmed on April 24th,
> 2009 when eight cases were diagnosed in the United States. Several
> schools in New York, Texas, California and Ohio are closing this
> week as a result of students contracting the flu. The Center for
> Disease Control (CDC) declared a public health emergency as a
> precautionary measure and encourages preparedness. The CDC and the
> White House assure the public that there is no cause for alarm.
> As part of the Domestic Disaster Response program, Episcopal Relief
> & Development is closely monitoring the needs related to swine flu
> by remaining in regular contact with public health officials and
> authorities on both national and local levels. Episcopal Relief &
> Development is also reaching out to potential collaborative
> responders through the network of agencies affiliated with the
> National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters <http://www.nvoad.org/
> > .
> "Swine flu is currently being handled by the health authorities,"
> said Abagail Nelson, Senior Vice President for Programs at Episcopal
> Relief & Development. "We are, however, prepared to respond through
> our church networks should we be needed."
> Extensive information about preparing for the swine flu and other
> potential pandemic influenza outbreaks is available on Episcopal
> Relief & Development's web site. This site <http://www.er-d.org/PlanningforPandemicInfluenza/
> > links to strong examples of pandemic preparedness plans and
> provides resources that can help people to maintain business
> continuity and provide for congregational gathering needs should an
> outbreak occur.
> "It is our hope that by preparing for the possibility of an
> influenza pandemic, the Episcopal community will be better able to
> protect each other and serve those in need," said Nelson.
> For more information about pandemic influenza visit www.er-d.org/PlanningforPandemicInfluenza
> . To support Episcopal Relief & Development's Domestic Disaster
> programs, please make a donation online to the Disaster Response
> Fund at www.er-d.org <http://www.er-d.org/> , or call
> 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to: Episcopal Relief
> & Development, P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.
> Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and
> development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States. As
> an independent 501(c) (3) organization, Episcopal Relief &
> Development takes its mandate from Jesus' words found in Matthew 25.
> Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development
> Goals. Together with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners,
> Episcopal Relief & Development strengthens communities today to meet
> tomorrow's challenges. We rebuild after disasters and empower people
> by offering lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and
> disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.
> Luke Fodor
> Network Coordinator, Office of Church Engagement Programs
> Episcopal Relief & Development
> 815 Second Avenue
> New York, NY 10017
> C: 646-220-9444
> 212-687-5302 (fax)
> lfodor at er-d.org
Bishop (Mgr) Pierre Whalon
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
23, avenue George V
75008 Paris France
+33 1 53 23 84 06 (tel)
+33 1 49 52 96 85 (fax)
office at tec-europe.org
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