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Deliverables for GDIN2001, Canberra, Australia. March 2001:
  1. Develop a Practical Statement on the sharing of information on infectious diseases as they relate to disasters, accounting for other existing statements, and stressing how GDIN might bring added value.
  2. Inventory infectious disease programs, as they relate to disasters. This should be international in scope, but narrow to those programs related to disasters, and contain a brief description of each program, with a contact name, phone, fax and email. We also need to see if an effective inventory already exists. If so, we would simply identify it on our web site and make the authors aware of GDIN. This exercise would also require the development of a paper noting if the programs are working well together. If they are not, we would want to see if GDIN be of help.
  3. Inventory programs that use remote sensing to deal with infectious diseases. This inventory should be international in scope and contain a brief description of each program, with a contact name, phone, fax and email. As part of this exercise, we need to see if an effective inventory already exists. If so, we would simply identify it on our web site and make the authors aware of GDIN. This exercise would also require the development of a paper noting if the programs are working well together. If they are not, can GDIN be of help?
  4. Identification of information of operational value to disasters not already on the internet. Some of the invited organizations have such information and are encouraged to share it. The data would either be placed on GDIN or on another appropriate web site, to be determined the group, i.e. ReliefWeb.
  5. Identify proposals for possible GDIN pilot projects.
  6. Identification of Two Working Group Coordinators, who will agree on a set of deliverables for GDIN2000, and how the effort as a whole will be reported to GDIN2000.