Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response: A WHO Guidance Document   [open pdf - 0B]

Alternate Title: Global Influenza Program: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response: A World Health Organization Guidance Document

"The information and recommendations contained in this guidance is the product of expert opinion, derived from several international consultations which included examination of available information and modeling studies, input from public health experts on lessons learned from SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome] and both animal and human influenza responses, and consolidation of recommendations in existing WHO [World Health Organization] guidance. This guidance was subject to an extensive public review. All external experts and contributors for all meetings and consultations, including those in the public review, have signed a declaration of interest statement in accordance with WHO policy. A small number of participants indicated a conflict of interest. However it was deemed by the working group that these declarations were not sufficient in conflict with the recommendations, to exclude them from the guidance development process. The declarations of interest are available upon request. For more information on the revision process, see Annex 2. The Global Influenza Programme will revise this guidance in 2014, or sooner in the event of significant developments which impact pandemic preparedness and response planning."

2009 World Health Organization.
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