Rodrigues Selected for ICEID Leaders Program

Amabelia RodriguesAmabelia Rodrigues, president of Guinea-Bissau's National Public Health Institute (INASA), an IANPHI member institute, has been chosen to attend the 2010 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) in Atlanta as part of its 2010 Leaders Program sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The program is designed to bring to the conference leaders from a number of regions of the world, including Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Central America & the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. One of 21 public health leaders chosen against intense competition, Rodrigues is recognized as an outstanding leader who has demonstrated leadership and innovation while overcoming great hardship to advance public health in Guinea Bissau.

First convened in 1998, the ICEID brings together public health professionals to exchange information on global emerging infectious disease issues. Major topics to be included at this year’s conference includes work on surveillance, epidemiology, research, communication and training, bioterrorism, and preventions and control of emerging infectious diseases, both in the United States and abroad. ICEID 2010 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 11-14.