World Federation of Science Journalists

Ask experts: How To Prevent Global Health Crises?

August 28, 2012

See live how world experts answer your questions on how to address and prevent global health crises in the company of the eight winners of the WFSJ/Kavli Competition from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe who will be in Oslo (Norway), next week.

On Monday 3rd September 2012, Pallab Ghosh, BBC science journalists and Past President of WFSJ, will moderate a panel titled “Science and Global Health: The Role of Basic Science”.

Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (left), BBC Science Journalist Pallab Ghosh (right)
Opened by the Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, the panel features presentations by Rita Colwell (Former Director, Unites States’ National Science Foundation), Alice Dautry (President, Institut Pasteur, Paris), Harvey Fineberg (President, Institute of Medicine, Washington), and Kiyoshi Kurokawa (Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute, Japan).

You can already submit questions via Twitter: #kavlisf (include in Tweet) or Email:

You will be able to watch Pallab asking your questions and the panellists’ answers: the panel will be webcasted live on Monday 3rd September 2012 from 1530 CEST time (Central European Summer Time) or 1730 UTC time (Coordinated Universal Time).

This panel opens a series of events related to the 2012 Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience who will be presented to their laureates on Tuesday 4th September 2012, in Oslo, by Norway’s King Herald.

For updates on the Prizes and related activities, go to or contact
Anne-Marie Astad, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Tel: + 47 22 12 10 92 (office) and + 47 415 67 406 (cell), or Email:

The WFSJ/Kavli Competition, bringing 8 journalists from Brazil, Canada, China, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, Spain, and the United States to Norway, is a partnership between WFSJ and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters; see