Accession Number:

ADA568354

Title:

Summary of the Infectious Diseases and Disaster Response Conference in Abu Dhabi

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Due to the interconnectedness of the world today and the ease with which infectious diseases can spread globally collaboration within and among countries around the world on pandemic planning and response is immensely important. One of the first steps for pandemic planning involves identifying existing gaps in a nations current plans, and examining previous outbreaks for lessons learned. To identify such gaps, the World Health Organization WHO created a framework with 5 main components for assessing disaster and pandemic planning and response surveillance, healthcare response, public health intervention, communication, and command.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE