Report of the 1st Africa Flu Alliance Meeting

3–4 June 2010 Marrakesh, Morocco


Publication details

Number of pages: 30
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HSE/GIP/DAC/2011.1



WHO hosted its inaugural meeting of the Africa Flu Alliance (3–4 June 2010, Marrakesh, Morocco). The meeting was attended by 80 participants, including from 19 African Region countries1 (see Figure 1 below) and five Eastern Mediterranean Region countries,2 as well as international agencies and institutions.

The objectives of this meeting were to:

  • Review challenges in understanding influenza epidemiology and the influenza disease burden in Africa;
  • Develop an action plan to guide the work of the Alliance in the coming years; and
  • Achieve consensus on the governance principles of the Alliance.

The meeting was held during the influenza A(H1N1)2009 pandemic and provided a further opportunity for countries to exchange experiences in their responses.