EU stakeholder consultation on pandemic infleunza preparadness and response

28 May 2010

The Commission has just announced a new public consultation in public health on Strengthening European Union Preparedness on Pandemic Influenza.
The aim of this consultation is to seek the views of key stakeholders on what action the European Commission should take to strengthen European Union Pandemic Preparedness. The Commission is seeking the views of stakeholders in two main areas. These are:

How useful was the 2005 plan both during the pandemic preparedness phase and during the response to pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and how should it be improved?
What should be done at EU level to improve EU pandemic preparedness?

The questionnaire is divided into sections covering, preparedness and co-ordination, surveillance, containment and mitigation (including vaccines and antivirals), health system response, international communication and communication with citizens. The final section is about multi-sectoral preparedness, which has been highlighted as an area for development.

The consultation will close on 23 July 2010 and can be accessed in English here:



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