Are we prepared to help low-resource populations mitigate a severe pandemic?

The attached (see below) relates to the 8 documents (over 200 pages) posted on the CDC website on updated guidance on community mitigation for pandemic flu (at tabs for Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza – United States, 2017 & Pre-Pandemic NPI Planning Guides).

Invition to comment on the provisional agenda of the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Government of Mexico and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction will host the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, from 22-26 May 2017 in Cancun, Mexico, with 22-23 May as informal preparatory days and 24-26 May as the Global Platform’s official programme.

Emergency Events Database EM-DAT

Since 1988 the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) has been maintaining an Emergency Events Database EM-DAT. EM-DAT was created with the initial support of the WHO and the Belgian Government.

The main objective of the database is to serve the purposes of humanitarian action at national and international levels. It is an initiative aimed to rationalise decision making for disaster preparedness, as well as providing an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting.