Strengthening Partnerships for a Safer World: Report of the Global Technical Consultation on Strengthening National Health Security Through Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Executive Summary: "A crucial role for pandemic influenza Influenza poses the largest pandemic threat in the world today and yet we remain ill-prepared. More than a hundred countries have no plan for pandemic influenza, and fewer than 13% have updated their plan in the past four years. We cannot predict where or when the next influenza pandemic will emerge but we can be sure that one will appear, and when it does, it could have grave social and economic consequences. This makes investing in pandemic influenza preparedness an essential task for all countries--big or small, rich or poor. Investing in pandemic influenza preparedness makes sense for other reasons too: from the very first session of the Hong Kong SAR [Special Administrative Region] meeting, speakers and participants alike emphasized the crucial role that pandemic influenza preparedness has in supporting broader health security."
2019 World Health Organization. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/igo]
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Strengthening Partnerships for a Safe World. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. December 10-12, 2018