Major U.N. and international aid agencies are launching a Call to Action to help poor countries prepare for and protect people from the H1N1 swine flu.
World Health Organization spokesman, Paul Garwood, says this Call to Action aims to reduce the impact of H1N1 by offering a range of measures applicable to all countries.
We see in Zimbabwe, as a result of the cholera outbreak, the cholera command and control center was established, which eventually helped bring the cholera outbreak under control, he said. Now, in Zimbabwe that same system is being used to respond to the H1N1 outbreaks, or cases that have been reported there.
Red Cross Senior Officer for Public Health and Emergencies, Tammam Aloudat says, without the support of these and numerous other partner agencies, it will not be possible to tackle the pandemic. In addition, he says, it is critical to empower individuals and communities to protect themselves.
The aid agencies say several steps are key to reducing the impact of the pandemic. These include identifying populations at increased risk of disease and death, reducing death by treating acute respiratory illness and pneumonia, and reducing the spread of the disease by informing the public about simple protective measures
A.The H1N1 influenza will continue to spread.
C.Rich countries should pay special attention to fighting the disease.
A.to ask the rich countries to donate money.
C.to offer a range of measures applicable to all countries to reduce the impact of the flu.
A.has never had a humanitarian crisis.
C.doesnt have a system to respond to any pandemic.
C.The U.N. Childrens Fund.
A.Identifying populations at increased risk of disease and death.
C.Informing the public about simple protective measures.
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