1. Introduction -- 2. Background -- 3. Roles and Responsibilities in Preparedness and Response -- 4. WHO Pandemic Phases -- 5. Recommended Actions Before, During and After a Pandemic -- Annex 1. Planning Assumptions -- 1. Modes of transmission -- 2. Incubation period and infectiousness of pandemic influenza -- 3. Symptom development and clinical attack rate -- 4. Dynamics of the pandemic and it's impact -- Annex 2. Revision Process
"Influenza pandemics are unpredictable but recurring events that can have severe consequences on societies worldwide. This revised WHO guidance publication on pandemic influenza preparedness and response acknowledges that pandemic preparedness is centered around health sectors planning but must also be broader. WHO therefore advocates a "whole-of-society" approach to sustainable and ethical pandemic preparedness while focusing in more detail on the role of the health sector. The roles of WHO and national governments are outlined to create a better understanding of how health and non-health sectors, both public and private, all contribute to pandemic preparedness"--Publisher's description
"Global Influenza Programme."
"Edited by Keiji Fukuda [and others]"--Page 3
This guidance is an update of WHO global influenza preparedness plan : the role of WHO and recommendations for national measures before and during pandemics, published March 2005 (WHO/CDS/CSR/GIP/2005.5)