December 14, 2007
December 14, 2007 - The United States late last week pledged $195 million to fight bird flu worldwide during an international avian influenza conference in New Delhi, India, the Associated Press reported.
Other international donors brought the total pledges to $406 million.
"As the largest single country donor, the United States is engaged, at the highest levels, in efforts to prevent the spread of avian influenza in poultry and avert the possibility of a human pandemic," said Ambassador John E. Lange, the U.S. special representative on bird flu.
Delegates from more than 100 countries were in New Delhi for the avian influenza summit, which aimed to draft a plan to fight the virus. Reprinted from meatingplace.com