Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns. Health care providers are advised to maintain vigilance. Recent travellers returning from the Middle East who develop SARI should be tested for MERS-CoV as advised in the current surveillance recommendations. Patients diagnosed and reported to date have had respiratory disease as their primary illness.
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In this issue:
- Global Platform of Disaster Risk Reduction - Taking Stock of Achievements: Charting Future Directions
- “Invest Today for a Safer Tomorrow: Resilient People - Resilient Planet”
- and more...
This quarterly newsletter provides TASW network members with an opportunity to share recent activities, case studies and developments that may be of wider interest.
The TASW Network is a diverse group of energetic and expert practitioners from a variety of sectors, organisations and countries demonstrated how they had initiated whole-of- society preparedness for pandemic and related threats. They also indicated their commitment to maintaining and refining the best practices they have developed. They agreed to communicate it widely, mainstream it within institutions, sustain it, reach out and engage others who might benefit from it, and to continue to learn from each other.
Towards a Safer World is a multi-stakeholder network of practitioners, led by the UN System Influenza Coordination office and World Food Programme. Its purpose is to identify, disseminate and support implementation of lessons, good practices and innovations that emerged from the enormous amount of work undertaken by civil society, governments and the private sector over recent years to prepare for influenza pandemic – and to demonstrate the relevance of those practices to wider preparedness.