The 2008 UN-World Bank Global progress reports on responses to highly pathogenic avian influenza and the state of pandemic influenza readiness is now available.
The United Nations System Influenza Coordinator (UNSIC) and the World Bank agreed to produce this a Fourth Global Progress Report on Responses to Avian Influenza and State of Pandemic Readiness in response to requests from participants at the New Delhi International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza which took place during December 2007. The report focuses on progress with responses to avian influenza and with pandemic preparedness between June 2007 and June 2008. Where data allow, the report looks back over the last three years. It also i) describes international financial assistance provided to date; ii) assesses national capacities to respond to HPAI and prepare for the next influenza pandemic; iii) analyzes implications of this progress for animal and human health and iv) recommends some key next steps. Both the full report and this synopsis are being made available to delegates at the International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt in October 2008.
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