BOX 2-1PAHO Strategy in Supporting Member States in the Development and Assessment of National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plans (NIPPPs)

  1. Development of draft NIPPPs
    1. Introduction of WHO guidelines for pandemic preparedness planning
    2. Introduction and application of modeling tools such as FluAid, FluSurge and FluWorkloss in order to estimate the potential impact of a pandemic
    3. Development of national action plans which include adequate development of draft NIPPPs
  2. Assessment and testing of draft NIPPPs
    1. Self-assessment of NIPPPS
    2. Tabletop exercises to highlight issues of chain of command and need for multi-sectoral integration and coordination
    3. Development of action plans to address remaining gaps identified during the self-assessment and simulation exercises
  3. Local implementation of NIPPPs
    1. Development of simulation drills and tabletop exercises to test local preparedness and put local contingency plans into practice
    2. Promote subnational, multisectoral training to promote the development of local contingency plans for a pandemic which adequately incorporate all pertinent areas, including surveillance, health services, disasters management, and social communication.
    3. Carrying out of tabletop exercises to test the completeness of local plans, taking into account subnational realities.
  4. Monitoring and strengthening of NIPPPs
    1. Promote the use of subnational drills to assist in the monitoring of suitability of local contingency plans
    2. Promote any necessary changes in order to keep plans updated

SOURCE: PAHO (in press).

From: 2, Planning for Pandemic Influenza

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