Preparing influenza pandemic preparedness plans
Other Titlesa step-by-step approach
AbstractThe situation of avian influenza is rapidly evolving in Asia, including in countries in the South-East Asia Region. There is a growing concern regarding the potential and imminent threat of an influenza pandemic which could have most devastating consequences. There is, therefore, an urgent need for countries to develop comprehensive, multisectoral influenza preparedness plans covering both animal and human health. Recognizing that the formulation of plans should be a country-led process, WHO stands ready to assist Member States in the preparation or finalization of national plans. In order to facilitate this exercise, WHO has prepared a generic outline of a national plan in terms of the content of format, in addition to a pandemic preparedness check-list, which can help Member States prepare a comprehensive and good quality plan.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2006). Preparing influenza pandemic preparedness plans. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205638