Informal consultation on influenza pandemic preparedness in countries with limited resources

Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response

Publication details

Number of pages: 24
Publication date: 23–25 June 2004
Languages: English, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/CDS/CSR/GIP/2004.1



  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Objectives of the consultation
  • Summary of the discussions
  • Recommended actions for national governments
  • Recommended actions for WHO
  • Agenda
  • List of participants

It is important that the most vulnerable countries (those with limited resources) have a pandemic plan. To assist such countries in developing their plans, WHO has drafted a pandemic preparedness checklist and guide to pandemic preparedness planning. An informal consultation was conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 23 to 25 June 2004, at which representatives of more than 10 Asian countries participated. This report contains a summary of the discussions held on key elements of the checklist and recommendations for countries with limited resources.