|Title:||Implementation of the pandemic influenza preparedness framework for the sharing of influenza viruses and other benefits : Report of an informal consultation, New Delhi, 5-6 March 2012|
|Authors:||World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Publisher:||WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Place of publication:||New Delhi|
|Abstract:||Description: Since 1957, influenza viruses have been shared by Member States through the WHO global influenza surveillance and response network (GISRS); however+, in 2007 issues were raised about how this might be linked to access to vaccines and other benefits. To address these issues, World Health Assembly resolution WHA60.28 urged the Director-General to: ¢ develop a framework and mechanism for the sharing of benefits; ¢ establish an international stockpile of influenza A(H5N1) vaccine; ¢ prepare guidance on vaccine distribution. The resulting "Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework" (PIP Framework) is expected to enhance capacity for surveillance, risk assessment and early warning. The objectives of this informal consultation were to review the content of the PIP Framework, develop a consensus on regional implementation priorities, and consider necessary steps to implement the Framework at national and regional levels. Accordingly, a number of key steps were elaborated to take this important work forward.|
|Gov't Doc #:||SEA-CD-272|
|Appears in Collections:||Meeting Reports|
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