Essential steps for developing or updating a national pandemic influenza preparedness plan

World Health Organization

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Publication details

Number of pages: 12
Publication date: March 2018
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Arabic
WHO reference number: WHO/WHE/IHM/GIP/2018.1



This document focuses on the processes of national pandemic influenza preparedness planning. The aim is to ensure that, when countries develop or update a plan, the objectives are clear and the essential steps and actions are taken. It should be used in conjunction with the checklist – A checklist for pandemic influenza risk and impact management: building capacity for pandemic response published in January 2018 and its applications, which focuses on the capacities to ensure that countries take into account all the essential capacities for pandemic response in the pandemic influenza preparedness planning.