ABSTRACT

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Mitigation in Refugee and Displaced Populations: WHO Guidelines for Humanitarian Agencies   [open pdf - 597KB]

"These practical field-based guidelines are intended for use by humanitarian agencies, e.g. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); UN organizations coordinating these services; and donor agencies providing financial support for these populations. They also target ministry of health staff working with refugee and displaced populations at local and national level. These guidelines are intended not only for camp settings but also for open settings with displaced populations living dispersed among local communities. They also address local communities where resources/structure of health-care services allow, particularly where the agency already provides health-care services to local communities. WHO recommends that each agency should develop a locally-relevant PPP which specifically addresses the current capacity and anticipated needs on the ground. Where possible these PPPs should be linked to existing national pandemic preparedness plans. This PPP should allow a systematic sequence of actions in preparation for and response to a pandemic. Where there is no national PPP in place, the organization should work closely with the relevant authorities to formulate practical strategies for addressing the threat of pandemic influenza."

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WHO/CDS/NTD/DCE/2006.2
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Date:
2006-04
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2006 World Health Organization. All rights reserved.
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