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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007
Global Poverty and Human Development


Preparedness for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Pandemic in Africa

Robert F. Breiman*Comments to Author , Abdulsalami Nasidi†, Mark A. Katz*, M. Kariuki Njenga*, and John Vertefeuille‡
Author affiliations: *US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi, Kenya; †Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria; ‡US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Abuja, Nigeria;

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Surveillance enhancements needed to address pandemic influenza and other emerging threats, Africa

Method Needs
Integrated disease surveillance and response Resources, training, local commitment
Surveillance among health workers, students Standard operating procedures, resources
Mobile phone messaging Resources and targeted application of existing technologies
Veterinary surveillance for zoonoses Political will to encourage stronger linkages between health and animal ministries, resources, effective models to emulate

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