Pandemic influenza preparedness plan
Other TitlesReport of a regional workshop, Kathmandu, Nepal, 23-25 September 2014
AbstractThe global response to the spread of avian influenza A (H5N1) since 2003 and the influenza A(H1N1) 2009 pandemic has helped shape a number of significant public health advances, providing a better understanding of the dynamics of pandemic influenza itself and of the issues that need to be addressed in pandemic preparedness. However, It is increasingly evident that an all-hazards approach multisectoral collaboration is required to combat public health threats. In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new guidance document, “Pandemic Influenza Risk Management”, which updates and replaces “Pandemic influenza preparedness and response: a WHO guidance document (2009)”. This is a report of the regional workshop on the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan, 2325 September 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal, to ensure national preparedness plans are updated along the lines of the WHO guidance, and have an all-hazards approach.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2015). Pandemic influenza preparedness plan. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/160759