31-10, in Hanoi, Vietnam Red Cross Society in collaboration with Project Avian and Pandemic Initiative (APII) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held a workshop to share experience building plans to prepare and respond to a pandemic.
Notably, for the first time in Vietnam has built The pandemic preparedness plan (PPP) in the province, supported by USAID. This plan is built on the principle of raising the strength of the whole community, the whole society.
Last time, most of the provinces and cities nationwide PPP plan for the province, but mainly focused on planning, investment in equipment for the health system. Very few plans with the participation of social organizations, the business sector and local communities, in order to mitigate the impact of an influenza pandemic.