Workshop to support pandemic preparedness in Bulgaria

On 7–9 June 2017, the WHO Country Office in Bulgaria and WHO/Europe will facilitate a workshop on pandemic preparedness to support finalization of the national pandemic plan by the national committee on pandemic preparedness. The workshop will also be attended by an expert from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The aim of the workshop is to identify key issues to include in the national plan, based on lessons learned from the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, and utilizing the newly published WHO Pandemic Influenza Risk Management guidance. Since the 2009 pandemic, 12 out of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region have revised and published their national pandemic preparedness plans.