Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New case study on CARE's work in avian and pandemic influenza preparedness

Greetings from CARE USA Headquarters!

It’s been a while since we did an avian and pandemic influenza update, but we have recently completed 3 case studies that chronicle the successes, lessons learned and experiences of the AI programs of different CARE country offices that we will be sharing with you over the coming weeks.

The first documents CARE Nicaragua’s experiences: “Championing Preparedness: A Case Study of NGO Leadership in Public Health Preparedness for Avian and Pandemic Influenza.” This case study charts the evolution of CARE Nicaragua’s AI preparation strategy from developing a preparation plan to protect CARE activities and staff during an AI outbreak to playing a critical role in multi-sectoral pandemic preparedness training on both national and regional levels. The success and growth of CARE Nicaragua’s avian and pandemic influenza program is largely attributed to strong partnerships and networking with organizations like NICASALUD, which in turn paved the way for CARE Nicaragua to play an even more pivotal role in government and national-level preparedness.

Please feel free to email us at CARE Headquarters with questions and comments. You can also directly contact Harold Rugama at CARE Nicaragua ( to discuss this case study and learn more!

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