Li Ka Shing Foundation donates €3 million
€3 million has been donated by the Li Ka Shing Foundation to fund a
cooperation programme aimed at supporting the struggle against avian
This donation will support the collaborative programme
between Institut Pasteur of Shanghai and the Joint Influenza Research Centre
(Centre of Shantou University Medical College and Faculty of Medicine, the
University of Hong Kong) on health programmes combating bird flu
and other respiratory diseases.
The primary focus will be the rapid and specific detection of known or
novel agents and to the understanding of the interaction of viruses with the
innate immunity of the host.
In view of the imminent threat posed by avian flu, Foundation chairman Li
Ka-shing hopes this joint research effort will advance breakthroughs in the
prevention and containment of this highly infectious and threatening
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