Joint ECDC and WHO Europe meeting report on the consultation on pandemic and all-hazard preparedness

meeting report
Time period covered: 20 - 21 November 2013

The joint ECDC and WHO Regional Office for Europe consultation on pandemic and all-hazard preparedness was held on 20-21 November 2013 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Participants included 80 national focal points for pandemic influenza planning, preparedness and response, and International Health Regulations (IHR) from the EU, EEA, south-eastern Europe, Israel, Switzerland and Turkey. The meeting focussed on cross-cutting issues related to pandemic and all-hazards preparedness in light of the implementation of the IHR and the recently adopted EU decision 1082/2013/EU.