Public health preparedness

Hand washing in a slum in the Vasant Kunj area of south Delhi.
WHO/Tom Pietrasik

The impact of pandemic influenza outbreaks on individuals and societies can be reduced by being well prepared. This means having a comprehensive plan, that has been tested and refined through conducting exercises, engaging the whole of society.

National plans should be flexible enough to respond to outbreaks of various intensity. Communication will be one of the most challenging tasks during an outbreak and it should be planned well in advance.

Influenza Preparedness Plans

General Emergency and Health Plans