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Workshop on community public health measures implemented during the influenza A(H1N1) 2009 pandemic

Place: La Marsa-Gammarth, Tunisia
Date: 26–28 October 2010

During the influenza A(H1N1) 2009 pandemic, in addition to pharmaceutical interventions such as influenza vaccine or antivirals, WHO recommended public health measures (PHM) that could be implemented to reduce or delay the transmission of the pandemic. These public health measures are for instance individual-level measures such as cough etiquette and hand washing, or community-level measures such as border screening or school closures.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • to provide a forum for stakeholders to share data and experiences on public health measures implemented during the influenza A(H1N1) 2009 pandemic;
  • to collect information that will inform the updating of the WHO guidelines on public health measures during an influenza pandemic; and
  • to identify gaps in public health measures that require further studies.

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