Neglected tropical diseases

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Mitigation in Refugee and Displaced Populations

WHO Headquarters, Geneva, on 15 March 2006

DCE convened a meeting of humanitarian agency partners to finalize guidelines for pandemic influenza preparedness among refugee and displaced populations. The meeting of technical experts from NGOs, other UN organizations and donor agencies addressed the key issues surrounding detection, response, containment, and impact mitigation in the event of an influenza pandemic.

The guidelines, entitled "Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Mitigation in Refugee and Displaced Populations - WHO Guidelines for Humanitarian Agencies" are now available on the WHO website.

The manual will be also available from:

CDS/NTD Information Resource Centre
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia, 20
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 791 4285;
E-mail: ntddoc@who.int

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