May 10, 2012, 1:24 PM
African countries, with the support of WHO and other development partners, are continuously strengthening their general capacity to deal with cases of Influenza A/ H1N1 virus if an outbreak occurs in the region.
A press release issued by the World Health Organization stated that all countries in the region now have in place revised or updated contingency and emergency preparedness and response plans. All have also set up A/H1N1 emergency or crisis Management committees or commissions or task forces, and all are enhancing surveillance to enable early detection, laboratory confirmation of cases and rapid response.
The reports from member States, indicate that as at 14 May, all countries in the region had taken delivery of personal protective equipment (
The remaining four countries are expected to take delivery of 14,000 doses of Tamiflu.
Shipments of the
The release added that some quantities of both items were also delivered to the WHO Inter Country support team's base in