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The Second National Strategic Plan for Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza and Preparedness for Influenza Pandemic 2008-2010

The RTG issued the second National Plan in December 2007

National Strategic Plan for Avian Influenza Control and Influenza Pandemic Preparedness in Thailand, 2005-2007

The RTG set up a Working Group on Strategic Development, which successfully formulated this dual plan to control Avian Influenza and prepare for a pandemic 

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Information on UN agencies contribution to Avian Influenza prevention

Reference information

Information, Education and Communication on Avian Influenza

   Useful links
Ministry of Public Health
WHO Thailand
FAO- Avian Influenza website

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center(ADPC)

Early Warning Web Service

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Organisation for Animal Health
Avian and Human Influenza

Since 2003, a devastating epidemic of avian-or bird-influenza caused by the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus, has predominately affected poultry flocks in East Asia-particularly in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia and China. It has now spread throughout the world and has already had severe consequences on the economies of affected countries and on poor farmers' livelihoods.

This avian influenza virus has already infected 394 people (killing 248 or 63% of those infected, as of 14 January 2009) but so far, has not yet developed the ability to transmit easily from person to person. In many respects, however, conditions are ripe for a pandemic of human influenza. Read More.

UN System Influenza Coordination

The UN System created the office of the UN System Influenza Coordination (UNSIC) within the UN Development Group to help ensure that the UN system responds to national, regional and global challenges in relation to influenza. The primary purpose of this office is to ensure cooperation and coordination between the UN and support for the range of different initiatives underway now to address the avian flu epidemic and the threat of a human pandemic. Dr. David Nabarro has been appointed as UN System Influenza Coordinator.

Read more on UN Response to avian influenza and pandemic threat