Pandemic Flu Planning in Africa
Thoughts From A Nigerian Case StudyeBook - 2009
The emergence of H5N1 avian flu in 1996, coupled with the recent declaration of an H1N1 influenza pandemic, demonstrate the urgent need for countries to have pandemic preparedness plans in place. For nations that are unprepared, a pandemic could result in devastating social, economic, and health consequences, including a high number of fatalities. Nowhere is this more so the case than in countries with underdeveloped health care systems.The development of both military and civilian pandemic response plans in Africa, through the partnership of AFRICOM and other international partners, is vital in preparing for a severe pandemic and mitigating its consequences.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University, 2009.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (iii, 20 pages) : color illustrations.