Influenza

WHO checklist for influenza pandemic preparedness planning

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Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response Global Influenza Programme

Publication details

Number of pages: 39
Publication date: 2005
Languages: English, Japanese, Russian, Arabic
WHO reference number: WHO/CDS/CSR/GIP/2005

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Overview

The capacity of countries for influenza pandemic planning varies, and they may be at different stages of the planning process. The aim of the pandemic preparedness checklist is primarily to provide an outline of the essential minimum elements of preparedness, as well as elements of preparedness that are considered desirable. It is recommended that responsible authorities or institutes in countries that are in the process of planning should consider the specific aspects of the checklist for which they are responsible. Countries that already have a national pandemic preparedvii PREFACE viii WHO CHECKLIST FOR INFLUENZA PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS PLANNING ness plan in place may use the checklist to evaluate the completeness of the current plan.