Palestinian National Plan for Pandemic Influenza   [open pdf - 82KB]

"The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) considers the pandemic influenza as possible threat to the country as for the whole human being over the world. The responsibility for preparedness and response to a pandemic influenza threat extends across all levels of government and all segments of society. Cooperation and coordination among different ministries and other governmental institutions and between governmental and nongovernmental organizations is crucial since no single entity alone can prevent or mitigate the impact of a pandemic. Donors and UN agencies are requested to support financially and technically the Palestinian Authority to be able to cope efficiently with the impact of the pandemic and the required preparedness. The Palestinian Authority will take all measures needed to support the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health in general preparedness and response to the pandemic, at the same time call all nongovernmental organization to support all governmental measures and take actions and initiatives toward facilitating and supporting the proper implementation of the national plan for avian influenza. […] The open trade with the countries of the region, tourism and free movement of missions, students, workers between Palestine and all other countries increase the risks of disease transmission. According to the above ,the Ministry of Health communicated with WHO and started coordination with line ministries, different governmental departments, governmental and non-governmental institutes, private sector and all other concerned organizations, intensive meetings were conducted with WHO, and the Ministry of Agriculture/veterinary department. As a result the Minister of Health endorsed the drafted framework of the contingency plan and chaired a meeting with all stakeholders to finalize the contingency plan."

2005 Palestinian National Authority.
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