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02 Sep 2009 description

Kigali, 2 September 2009 -- The World Health Organization has proposed measures for strengthening the capacity of Member States in the African Region for outbreak preparedness and response in the context of the current global Pandemic H1N1 2009.

The proposals are contained in a report presented by the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis Sambo, to the WHO Regional Committee for Africa taking place in Kigali, Rwanda.

Among the measures suggested by Dr Sambo are mitigating the potential impact of the pandemic on populations and health systems; raising awareness of health issues …