WHO global pandemic communication
6-8 December 2005
The meeting will be the start of a worldwide communication infrastructure to respond to global public health outbreak. While this infrastructure will be constructed to respond to the challenge of pandemic influenza, it also should be versatile enough to be used for any global public health emergency. A second goal is to produce a matrix which prioritizes communication needs, inventories existing resources and identifies communication gaps. Third, we hope to begin developing groups to address needs and gaps in each phase. Subsequent meetings will assess the progress made by these groups and refine the matrix.
The structure of the meeting will be based on pandemic communication phases, which loosely correspond to WHO’s Pandemic Alert Phases and the unique challenges each phase presents.
These include representatives from Member States (which may or may not have had AI outbreaks in animals and/or humans); those working on communications either for governments, UN agencies or nongovernmental organizations; and WHO communication specialists in WHO Regional Offices who will represent the special interests of their regions.
Communicating About Epidemic Influenza: What's Ethics Got to Do With It?
Fire blanket communication
The Value of Pandemic Communication Coordination