Influenza

Proposals to finalize remaining elements of the “Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework for sharing influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits”

Director-General’s consultation with Member States

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Publication details

Number of pages: 8
Publication date: 2009
Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian
WHO reference number: HSE/GIP/PIP/2009.1

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Overview

This document presents proposals to resolve the two key remaining issues, namely SMTA and intellectual property rights. Both of these issues cover core public health concerns related to pandemic influenza preparedness, including, in particular: the continued ability of WHO Network laboratories to assess the risk of pandemic influenza, and the uninterrupted and expeditious development and supply by influenza vaccine manufacturers of pandemic influenza vaccines, a goal being to provide developing countries in need with access to these vaccines.