Please see CARE's new Flu Site: http://www.flu.care.org/ for the latest guidance documents from CARE, CDC, WHO in addition to pandemic preparedness and staff safety and security guidelines.
Please also see the Humanitarian Pandemic Preparedness (H2P) site (http://pandemicpreparedness.org/) for guidance on response at the household and community level in developing countries for humanitarian and community-based organizations.
The H2P Initiative, coordinated by Geneva-based International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and including a wide-range of international partners (including CARE), aims to build a chain of health and disaster management tools and practices to inform and strengthen capacity of community first-responders during an influenza pandemic.
The purpose of the CARE Pandemic and Avian Flu Blog is to create a simple site where CARE staff can stay updated on the latest and most important pandemic and AI news. Since we have access to information and are constantly looking over pandemic and AI related news and materials, it helps us narrow down the best information and provide an easy place for CARE staff to stay updated with information tailored to their needs.
The types of news and information that are posted include:
1. New outbreaks in animals or poultry or new human cases
2. News stories related to pandemic preparedness
3. New tools and materials, especially for community level work or pandemic preparedness
4. Programs and ideas being implemented by CARE staff
5. Upcoming conferences, events, trainings
All contributors to this blog are subject matter experts in avian and pandemic flu and take news and materials only from the most reputable sources. However, the purpose of a blog is about sharing new information quickly. Therefore, there may occasionally be inaccuracies and mistakes, as there is in all reporting. We will do our best.
Please note, the information and comments here reflect only the opinions and perspectives of the contributors, not CARE as a whole. Please feel free to use the comments function to reply to postings. If you work on avian flu in CARE and would like to be a contributor, please let us know at AvianFluWG@CARE.org