About Influenza

Influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate in all parts of the world. It can cause epidemic, zoonotic infection, as well as pandemic and is a serious public health concern. WHO works to strengthen national, regional and global influenza response capacities including diagnostics, antiviral susceptibility monitoring, disease surveillance and outbreak responses, and to increase vaccine coverage among high-risk groups and prepare for the next influenza pandemic. For more information about influenza and WHO's work, please visit WHO Global Influenza Programme (GIP) website.

National Plans for Pandemic Preparedness and Risk Management

This site provides a list of countries which currently have influenza pandemic preparedness plans available on public websites. Should you have question regarding the contents of a plan, please contact the original source of the document. It will be greatly appreciated if you could send an email to WHOinfluenza in case any of the links to the original source is not functioning.

Immediately under the map, a pie-chart graph displays the proportion of each of the four pandemic preparedness plans' development or update status among all 194 countries on the list.

Region Countries and Areas Year Plan Document JEE Status Country Planning Status
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Afghanistan - Completed
Europe Regional Office Albania - Completed
Europe Regional Office Andorra -
Africa Regional Office Angola -
Americas Regional Office Antigua and Barbuda -
Europe Regional Office Armenia - Completed
Americas Regional Office Bahamas -
Americas Regional Office Barbados -
Europe Regional Office Belarus -
Americas Regional Office Belize - Completed
Africa Regional Office Benin - Completed
Europe Regional Office Bosnia and Herzegovina -
Africa Regional Office Botswana - In Pipeline
Americas Regional Office Brazil -
Africa Regional Office Burundi - Express Interest
Africa Regional Office Cabo Verde -
Africa Regional Office Cameroon - Completed
Africa Regional Office Central African Republic -
Africa Regional Office Chad - Completed
Africa Regional Office Comoros - Completed
Africa Regional Office Congo -
Africa Regional Office Cote d'Ivoire - Completed Workshop Preparation
South East Asia Regional Office Democratic People’s Republic of Korea -
Africa Regional Office Democratic Republic of Congo -
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Djibouti - In Pipeline
Americas Regional Office Dominica -
Americas Regional Office Dominican Republic -
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Egypt - In Pipeline
Africa Regional Office Equatorial Guinea -
Africa Regional Office Eritrea - Completed Refining Draft National Action Plan and Developing the Implementation Process
Africa Regional Office Ethiopia - Completed Workshop Preparation
Africa Regional Office Gabon -
Africa Regional Office Gambia - Completed
Europe Regional Office Georgia -
Africa Regional Office Ghana - Completed Workshop Preparation
Americas Regional Office Guatemala - Express Interest
Africa Regional Office Guinea - Completed
Africa Regional Office Guinea Bissau -
Americas Regional Office Guyana -
Americas Regional Office Haiti - Express Interest
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Express Interest
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Iraq - In Pipeline
Europe Regional Office Israel -
Americas Regional Office Jamaica -
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Jordan - Completed Workshop Preparation
Europe Regional Office Kazakhstan - Express Interest
Africa Regional Office Kenya - Completed Workshop Preparation
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Kuwait - Completed Workshop Preparation
Europe Regional Office Kyrgyzstan - Completed Refining Draft National Action Plan and Developing the Implementation Process
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Lebanon - Completed
Africa Regional Office Lesotho - Completed
Africa Regional Office Liberia - Completed Workshop Preparation
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Libya - In Pipeline
Africa Regional Office Madagascar - Completed
Africa Regional Office Malawi -
Africa Regional Office Mali - Completed
Western Pacific Regional Office Marshall Islands -
Africa Regional Office Mauritania - Completed Workshop Preparation
Africa Regional Office Mauritius -
Europe Regional Office Moldova (Republic of) -
Europe Regional Office Monaco -
Africa Regional Office Mozambique - Completed Workshop Preparation
Africa Regional Office Namibia - Completed Workshop Preparation
South East Asia Regional Office Nepal - Express Interest
Africa Regional Office Niger - Express Interest
Africa Regional Office Nigeria - Completed Workshop Preparation
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Pakistan - Completed Refining Draft National Action Plan and Developing the Implementation Process
Americas Regional Office Paraguay -
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Qatar - Completed Workshop Preparation
Europe Regional Office Russian Federation -
Africa Regional Office Rwanda -
Americas Regional Office Saint Kitts and Nevis -
Americas Regional Office Saint Lucia -
Americas Regional Office Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -
Europe Regional Office San Marino -
Africa Regional Office Sao Tome and Principe -
Africa Regional Office Senegal - Completed Country Planning and Costing Workshop
Europe Regional Office Serbia -
Africa Regional Office Seychelles - Express Interest
Africa Regional Office Sierra Leone - Completed Workshop Preparation
Western Pacific Regional Office Solomon Islands -
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Somalia - Completed
Africa Regional Office South Africa - In Pipeline
Africa Regional Office South Sudan - In Pipeline
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Sudan - Completed
Americas Regional Office Suriname -
Africa Regional Office Swaziland -
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Syrian Arab Republic -
Europe Regional Office Tajikistan -
Africa Regional Office Togo - In Pipeline
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Tunisia - Completed
Europe Regional Office Turkey -
Europe Regional Office Turkmenistan - Completed
Western Pacific Regional Office Tuvalu -
Africa Regional Office Uganda - Completed Workshop Preparation
All Regions Uganda - Completed Workshop Preparation
Europe Regional Office Ukraine -
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office United Arab Emirates - Completed Workshop Preparation
Africa Regional Office United Republic of Tanzania - Completed Finalizing the National Action Plan Outlining Implementation
Europe Regional Office Uzbekistan -
Western Pacific Regional Office Vanuatu -
Africa Regional Office Zambia - Completed
Africa Regional Office Zimbabwe - In Pipeline
Africa Regional Office Algeria 2009 PLAN NATIONAL DE PREPARATION À UNE PANDEMIE DE GRIPPE A/H1N1
Americas Regional Office Argentina 2007 Plan de Respuesta Integrada para Pandemia de Influenza Express Interest
Europe Regional Office Austria 2009 Österreichischer Influenza Pandemieplan
Europe Regional Office Azerbaijan 2008 NATIONAL INFLUENZA PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS PLAN
Azərbaycan Respublikasinda qrip pandemiyasina hazirliq üzrə milli plan
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Bahrain 2007 AVIAN INFLUENZA (H5N1) THE CONTINGENCY AND SURVEILLANCE PLAN Completed Workshop Preparation
South East Asia Regional Office Bangladesh 2009 2nd National Avian and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan, Bangladesh (draft) Completed Workshop Preparation
Europe Regional Office Belgium 2006 Belgian pandemic flu preparednes plan
Belgian pandemic flu preparednes plan
Completed
Americas Regional Office Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 2005 Plan Nacional Para Pandemia de Influenza y Gripe Aviar
Western Pacific Regional Office Brunei Darussalam 2008 PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR COLLABORATION FOR PANDEMIC INFLUENZA PREPAREDNESS IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM: BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES Express Interest
Europe Regional Office Bulgaria 2006 National Plan for Influenza Pandemic Preparedness of the Republic of Bulgaria
Africa Regional Office Burkina Faso 2005 plan stratégique pour la préparation et la riposte à d’éventuels cas de grippe aviaire au Burkina Faso en 2005-2006 In Pipeline
Western Pacific Regional Office Cambodia 2007 Cambodia National Comprehensive Avian and Human Influenza Plan Completed
Americas Regional Office Chile 2007 Plan Nacional de Preparacion para una pandemia de influenza
Western Pacific Regional Office China 2006 Preparedness and Contingency Plan for Influenza Pandemic of the Ministry of Health, PR China (draft) Express Interest
Americas Regional Office Colombia 2005 "PLAN DE PREVENCION Y MITIGACION DEL IMPACTO DE LA PANDEMIA DE INFLUENZA" Express Interest
Western Pacific Regional Office Cook Islands 2007 Influenza Pandemic Action Plan
Americas Regional Office Costa Rica 2008 "Plan de Preparación y Respuesta en Situación de Pandemia de Influenza"
Europe Regional Office Croatia 2005 Nacionalni plan pripremljenosti za pandemiju gripe
Americas Regional Office Cuba 2005 Plan Para El Enfrentamiento Unico de Una Pandemia de Influenza
Europe Regional Office Cyprus 2008 Summary of the Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan
Americas Regional Office Ecuador 2005 PLAN NACIONAL DE CONTINGENCIA PARA ENFRENTAR POSIBLE PANDEMIA DE INFLUENZA EN EL ECUADOR
Americas Regional Office El Salvador 2007 Plan contingencial contra la Pandemia de Influenza
Europe Regional Office Estonia 2005 Gripipandeemiaks Valmisoleku Plaan
Influenza pandemic preparedness plan
Western Pacific Regional Office Fiji 2006 Fiji National Influenza Pandemic Plan Express Interest
Europe Regional Office Greece 2009 "ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΣΧΕΔΙΟ ΔΡΑΣΗΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΝΤΙΜΕΤΩΠΙΣΗ ΠΑΝΔΗΜΙΑΣ ΓΡΙΠΗΣ"
Americas Regional Office Grenada 2007 Grenada National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan
Europe Regional Office Hungary 2009 National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan
Europe Regional Office Iceland 2008 Heimsfaraldur inflúensu. Landsáætlun 2008
South East Asia Regional Office India 2009 Pandemic Influenza – A(H1N1) Pandemic Plan
South East Asia Regional Office Indonesia 2006 National Strategic Plan for Avian Influenza Control and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness In Pipeline
Europe Regional Office Ireland 2007 National Pandemic Influenza Plan
Europe Regional Office Italy 2006 NATIONAL PLAN FOR PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE TO AN INFLUENZA PANDEMIC Express Interest
Western Pacific Regional Office Japan 2007 Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Action Plan of the Japanese Government In Pipeline
Western Pacific Regional Office Kiribati 2008 Avian & Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan
Western Pacific Regional Office Korea (Republic of) 2006 Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan Completed
Western Pacific Regional Office Lao People's Democratic Republic 2006 National Avian Influenza Control and Pandemic Preparedness Plan Completed
Europe Regional Office Lithuania 2005 Pasirengimo gripo pandemijai planas
Europe Regional Office Luxembourg 2006 Plan gouvernemental "Pandémie grippale"
Western Pacific Regional Office Malaysia 2006 Malaysia National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan In Pipeline
South East Asia Regional Office Maldives 2009 National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan Completed
Europe Regional Office Malta 2007 Malta Pandemic Influenza Response Plan
Americas Regional Office Mexico 2006 Plan nacional de preparación y respuesta ante una Pandemia de Influenza
Western Pacific Regional Office Micronesia (Federated States of) 2008 FSM Pandemic Influenza Plan In Pipeline
Western Pacific Regional Office Mongolia 2007 Mongolia National Comprehensive Avian and Human Influenza Strategy and Action Plan (draft) Completed
Europe Regional Office Montenegro 2005 Nacionalni plan za zaštitu od ptičjeg gripa i pandemije gripa – Prilozi
Национални план за птицији грип и пандемију грипа
National plan for protection from avian influenza and pandemic influenza
Express Interest
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Morocco 2006 plan national de préparation et de riposte à l’influenza aviaire et à une pandémie de grippe d’origine aviaire Completed Refining Draft National Action Plan and Developing the Implementation Process
South East Asia Regional Office Myanmar 2006 Avian and Human Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response in Myanmar (draft) Completed Workshop Preparation
Western Pacific Regional Office Nauru 2005 Emergency Operations Plan for Pandemic Influenza (draft)
Americas Regional Office Nicaragua 2007 PLAN NACIONAL DE RESPUESTA FRENTE AL RIESGO DE INFLUENZA PANDEMICA E INFUENZA AVIAR
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Oman 2009 National Pandemic Influenza A(H1N1) Preparedness Plan Completed Workshop Preparation
Western Pacific Regional Office Palau 2005 Republic of Palau Pandemic Influenza Response Plan
Americas Regional Office Panama 2007 Influenza aviar y la pandemia de influenza
Western Pacific Regional Office Papua New Guinea 2006 National Contingency Plan for Preparedness and Response for Influenza Pandemic In Pipeline
Americas Regional Office Peru 2005 PLAN NACIONAL DE PREPARACION Y RESPUESTA FRENTE A UNA POTENCIAL PANDEMIA DE INFLUENZA
Western Pacific Regional Office Philippines 2005 Philippines Preparedness and Response Plan for Avian and Pandemic Influenza In Pipeline
Europe Regional Office Poland 2009 Polski Plan Pandemiczny Express Interest
Europe Regional Office Portugal 2006 Plano de Contingência Nacional para a Pandemia da Gripe - Sector da Saúde
Europe Regional Office Romania 2009 HOTĂRÂRE Nr. 826 din 22 iulie 2009 pentru aprobarea Planului-cadru intersectorial gradual pentru combaterea efectelor pandemiei
Western Pacific Regional Office Samoa 2008 Samoa National Avian and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Saudi Arabia 2006 The National Plan Completed Workshop Preparation
Europe Regional Office Slovenia 2006 Načrt pripravljenosti na pandemijo gripe na področju zdravstva Completed
Europe Regional Office Spain 2006 Actualización plan nacional de preparación y respuesta ante una pandemia de gripe
South East Asia Regional Office Timor-Leste 2005 Preparedness and Response Plan for Avian Influenza Pandemic(draft)
Western Pacific Regional Office Tonga 2006 National Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan
Americas Regional Office Trinidad and Tobago 2006 PANDEMIC INFLUENZA PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN
Americas Regional Office Uruguay 2007 PLAN NACIONAL INTEGRADO DE PREPARACIÓN PARA UNA PANDEMIA DE INFLUENZA
Americas Regional Office Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 2006 PLAN NACIONAL DE VIGILANCIA, PREVENCION Y CONTROL ANTE UNA POSIBLE PANDEMIA DE INFLUENZA AVIAR
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Yemen 2005 Emergency Plan of Action Bird Flu Precautionary Measures
South East Asia Regional Office Bhutan 2011 National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan In Pipeline
Europe Regional Office Czech Republic 2011 Pandemický plán České republiky
Pandemic Plan of the Czech Republic
Europe Regional Office Denmark 2013 Beredskabsplanen for pandemisk influenza
Europe Regional Office Finland 2012 Kansallinen varautumissuunnitelma influenssapandemiaa varten
Materiaalisen pandemiavarautumisen tarpeita selvittävän työryhmän raportti
Alueellinen varautuminen ja valmiussuunnittelu sairaanhoitopiireissä
Completed Workshop Preparation
Europe Regional Office France 2011 Plan national de prévention et de lutte «Pandémie grippale»
National "Influenza pandemic" prevention and response plan
Americas Regional Office Honduras 2010 "PLAN NACIONAL DE PREPARACION PARA LA PANDEMIA DE INFLUENZA" Express Interest
Western Pacific Regional Office Niue 2010 Niue National Disaster Plan 2010 (C2 - Influenza Pandemic Contingency Plan)
Europe Regional Office Slovakia 2012 Podrobný plán opatrení pre prípad pandémie chrípky v Slovenskej Republike
South East Asia Regional Office Sri Lanka 2012 National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan Completed
South East Asia Regional Office Thailand 2013 The National Strategic Plan for Prevention, Control, Preparedness and Response to Avian Influenza, Influenza Pandemic, and Emerg Completed
Europe Regional Office The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2013 Operational plan and guidelines, Risk Management in case of pandemic influenza in the Republic of Macedonia
Оперативен план и прирачник за управување со ризик при појава на пандемиски грип во Република Македонија
Western Pacific Regional Office Viet Nam 2011 The Vietnam Integrated Program on Avian Influenza, Pandemic Preparedness and Emerging Infectious Diseases 2011-2015 Completed
Western Pacific Regional Office Australia 2014 Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza In Pipeline
Americas Regional Office Canada 2015 Canadian Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Planning Guidance for the Health Sector In Pipeline
Europe Regional Office Germany 2016 Nationaler Influenzapandemieplan (Robert Koch Institut) Express Interest
Europe Regional Office Latvia 2015 Valsts katastrofu medicīnas plāns: Gripas pandēmijas plāns Completed
Europe Regional Office Netherlands 2015 Influenza - Operationeel draaiboek Express Interest
Western Pacific Regional Office New Zealand 2017 New Zealand Influenza Pandemic Plan: A framework for action In Pipeline
Europe Regional Office Norway 2014 Nasjonal beredskapsplan pandemisk influensa
Western Pacific Regional Office Singapore 2014 MOH Pandemic Readiness and Response Plan for Influenza and other Acute Respiratory Diseases In Pipeline
Europe Regional Office Sweden 2015 Beredskapsplanering för pandemisk influensa
Europe Regional Office Switzerland 2016 Plan suisse de pandémie Influenza
Influenza-Pandemieplan Schweiz
Piano pandemico svizzero
In Pipeline
Europe Regional Office United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2014 Pandemic influenza response plan
Americas Regional Office United States of America 2017 Pandemic Influenza Plan - 2017 Update Completed