Over recent decades, multiple epidemic events have underscored how highly vulnerable we are to viral threats. Our world is globally connected—and an "emerging threat" in one part of the world can pose a threat everywhere and to everyone.
The attached (see below) relates to the 8 documents (over 200 pages) posted on the CDC website on updated guidance on community mitigation for pandemic flu (at https://www.cdc.gov/nonpharmaceutical-interventions/tools-resources/planning-guidance-checklists.html tabs for Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza – United States, 2017 & Pre-Pandemic NPI Planning Guides).
Article by Dr. Mona S. Chaya (FAO).
- Global Health
- Election of the WHO Director-General
- Media Coverage
- WHO Executive Board - 140th session
- Health Emergencies
- Cholera outbreak
- Avian Influenza Situation
- H7N9 in China
- Yellow Fever
- Preparedness and Resilience
- One Health
- Data and Technology
- Communication in Emergencies
Huffington Post: "Imagine a safer and healthier world. A place where diseases did not fester for months or years until public outcry demanded action. A world without pandemics, and one with thriving, healthy children. And, a time when we take a global view of health rather than hoping that political borders were enough to protect us. In the reality of today’s world, everyone’s health is intertwined.
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