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Monday, June 10, 2013
WHO: Pandemic Influenza Risk Management - WHO Interim Guidance
Publication date:May 2013
This interim guidance replaces the2009 Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response: a WHO guidance document. Key highlights include the following:
Focus upon risk assessment at national level to guide national level actions
Revised approach to global phases
Flexibility through uncoupling of national actions from global phases
Inclusion of principles of emergency risk management for health
New and updated annexes on planning assumptions, ethical considerations, whole-of-society approach, business continuity planning, representative parameters for core severity indicators, and containment measures.
The guidance has been released in this interim form in order to support the risk management of pandemic threats, at the request of Member States.