Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Progress and shortcomings in European national strategic plans for pandemic influenza

Sandra Mounier-Jack, Ria Jas, Richard Coker

Volume 85, Number 12, December 2007, 923-929

Table 1. European national preparedness plans for pandemic human influenza

Country Date of plan Length (pages) Original language Source Websites Documents
Strategic plan Operational plan Plan with elements of both
Austria September 2005 76 German ECDC website(direct link) http://www.bmgf.gv.at/cms/site/attachments/3/6/8/CH0019/CMS1126084167391/pandemieplanh3neu.pdf Yes
Belgium July 2006 52 French ECDC website(via MoH website) http://www.influenza.be Yes
Bulgaria October 2006 100 English UNDG website(direct link) http://www.undg.org/documents/7926-Bulgaria_National_Influenza_Plan.pdf Yes
Cyprus September 2005 96 + 11 (tabulated appendices) Greek ECDC website(via MoH website) http://www.moh.gov.cy/moh/moh.nsf/All/4CCD90ECED95DD174225718800218F00?OpenDocument Yes
CzechRepublic April 2004 53 English WHO web(direct link) http://www.who.int/csr/disease/influenza/nationalpandemic/en/index.html Yes
Denmark April 2006 57 + 97 (appendix) Danish ECDC website(via MoH website) http://www.sst.dk/Forebyggelse/Sygdomsforebyggelse_og_vaccination/Smitsomme_sygd/Influenza/Pandemiberedskab.aspx?lang=da Yes (appendix) Yes
Estonia March 2006 55 Estonian ECDC website(direct link) http://www.sm.ee/est/HtmlPages/Sotsiaalministeeriumigripipandeemiaksvalmisolekuplaanaprill2006a/$file/Sotsiaalministeeriumi%20gripipandeemiaks%20valmisoleku%20plaan%20aprill%202006%20a.doc Yes
Finland 2006 202 Finnish WHO Regional Office for Europe Website (direct link) http://www.euro.who.int/flu/related/20060822_1 (WHO web page)http://www.stm.fi/Resource.phx/publishing/documents/6425/index.htx (plan location) Yes
France January 2006 68 French ECDC website(direct link) http://www.grippeaviaire.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/Plan_pandemie_grippale_janvier_2006.pdfhttp://www.sante.gouv.fr/dossiers/grippe_aviaire/fiches_techniques.htm (Appendices, accessed 31/08/06) Yes (appendices) Yes
Germany March 2005 90(in 3 parts) German ECDC(via MoH website) http://www.rki.de/cln_011/nn_879788/DE/Content/InfAZ/I/Influenza/Influenzapandemieplan.html Yes
Greece October 2005 44 English ECDC website(via MoH website) http://www.keel.org.gr/keelpno/National_plan.pdf Yes
Hungary October 2005 22 English MoH website http://www.eum.hu/index.php?akt_menu=2652&hir_reszlet=8 Yes
Ireland 2002 119 English Fluwiki(via MoH website) http://www.fluwikie.com/pmwiki.php?n=Geographic.Ireland (Fluwiki web page)http://www.dohc.ie/publications/influenza_pandemic.html (MoH web page) Yes
Italy 2006 32 English ECDC(direct link) http://www.ccm.ministerosalute.it/imgs/C_17_pubblicazioni_511_allegato.pdf Yes
Latvia October 2005 16 Latvian ECDC(direct link) http://phoebe.vm.gov.lv/faili/gripa/info_20051018.pdf Yes
Lithuania September 2005 7 English ECDC(direct link) http://www.vvspt.lt/aktai/gripas/2005%2009%2020%20GRIPO%20PLANO%20VERT.doc Yes
Luxembourg July 2006 24(in 2 parts) French ECDC(via MoH website) http://www.grippeaviaire.public.lu/ Yes
Netherlands October 2005 59 + 246(appendices) Dutch WHO Regional Office for Europe Website(via MoH website) http://www.euro.who.int/flu/related/20060822_1 (WHO web page)http://www.infectieziekten.info/index.php3?lokatie=http%3A//www.infectieziekten.info/protocol.php3%3Fpagid%3D142 (MoH web page) Yes Yes Yes
Norway February 2006 145 + appendices Norwegian Fluwiki(direct link) http://www.fluwikie.com/pmwiki.php?n=Geographic.Norway Yes Yes
Poland August 2005 80 English UNDG website(direct link) http://www.undg.org/content.cfm?id=1575 Yes
Portugal January 2006 23 Portuguese ECDC(direct link) http://www.dgs.pt/upload/membro.id/ficheiros/i007770.pdf Yes
Romania October 2005 23 Romanian MoH contacted in person Not applicable (paper copy obtained) Yes
Slovakia November 2005 103 English ECDC(via MoH website) http://www.health.gov.sk/redsys/rsi.nsf/0/D2869A65B5F83280C12570EC00517352?OpenDocument Yes
Slovenia July 2006 66 Slovenian Ministry of Health, Slovenia Yes
Spain May 2005 43 English ECDC (direct link) http://www.msc.es/ciudadanos/enfLesiones/enfTransmisibles/docs/PlanGripeIngles.pdf Yes
Sweden November 2005 23 + 32 Swedish ECDC(via MoH website) http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/Publicerat/2005/8972/2005-130-7.htmhttp://www.socialstyrelsen.se/Publicerat/2005/8660/2005-131-7.htmhttp://www.socialstyrelsen.se/Publicerat/2005/8662/2005-130-2.htm Yes
Switzerland May 2006 249(in 3 parts) French MoHweb http://www.bag.admin.ch/influenza/01120/01134/index.html?lang=fr Yes (parts 1 and 2) Yes (part 3)
Turkey June 2006 184 English ECDC(direct link) http://www.grip.saglik.gov.tr/eng/index.html Yes
United Kingdom October 2005 177 English ECDC(direct link) http://www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/12/17/44/04121744.pdf (Department of Health plan); http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/influenza/pandemic/documents/HPAPanFluContPlanSept06.pdf (UK Health Protection Agency Plan) Yes

MoH, Ministry of Health; ECDC, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; UNDG, United Nations Development Group.

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