Preparedness and Response to Pandemics Caused by Respiratory Pathogens

Preparedness and Response to Pandemics Caused by Respiratory Pathogens πŸ—“


February 7, 2023 - 9:00 am


February 9, 2023 - 11:00 am


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The main goal of this webinar is to review lessons learned in the Region of the Americas and the global analyzes during the A(H1N1) and COVID-19 pandemics have documented and highlighted the relevance of risk communication and community participation (CRPC) recognized as one of the basic capacities of the Regulation Sanitary International (RSI).

The CRPC has proven to be fundamental for the real-time exchange of information, the management of opinions (experts and community) and the key approach to myths, concerns and misinformation before, during and after a health emergency. The current COVID 19 pandemic has shown the importance of sensitizing the actors involved in comprehensive and integrated planning to harmonize and promote the preparation and response to emerging threats focused on pandemics caused by respiratory pathogens in a multisectoral context. The CRPC makes it easier for member states to protect their communities; considering the approach to the realities and challenges during public health emergencies, their risk groups and their vulnerable populations.

Objective: to strengthen the capacities of risk communication and community participation in health professionals involved in the preparation and response to events caused by respiratory pathogens with epidemic and pandemic potential

Participants: Those responsible for communication, epidemiological surveillance, coordination of health emergencies and health promotion.


Day 1: Elements of risk communication for pandemic preparation.

  • 09:00 Presentation of the facilitators and quick survey
  • 09:20 Introduction to Risk Communication for preparing for outbreaks of influenza and other respiratory viruses. Risk communication: practical elements.
  • 10:20 Guided case study – Internal Communication
  • 11:00 Orientation for the next day

Day 2: The importance of internal communication for the coordination of an emergency.

  • 09:00 Internal Communication – The importance of coordination in pandemic preparation
  • 10:00 External Communication – Teamwork by country.
  • 10:40 Feedback.

Day 3: External communication: with the media and community participation.

  • 09:00 External Communication Presentation – SOCO and other elements.
  • 10:00 Exercise – Developing the SOCO and communicating better with the community for the adoption of preventive behaviors.
  • 11:00 Closing
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