Infection emergency resources

Plans and strategies

Australia’s National Action Plan For Health Security 2019-2023. Implementation of the recommendations from the Joint External Evaluation of IHR Core Capacities DECEMBER 2018

Emergency Response Plan for Communicable Disease Incidents of National Significance: National Arrangements (National CD Plan) – 2017, Australia

Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza (AHMPPI) – 2014

List of influenza pandemic preparedness plans for EU countries – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

National pandemic strategy [online – includes links to a range of documents] – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Asia Pacific Strategy for emerging diseases: 2010

Emergency preparedness and response: Strategic objectives – Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Recommendations, guidelines and guides

Taking a multisectoral, One Health approach: A tripartite guide to addressing zoonotic diseases in countries – 2019, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO)

Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities: Guidelines for researchers and stakeholders – 2018, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia

Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2010 Guidelines) – currently under review

Influenza Infection: CDNA National Guidelines For Public Health Units – 2011, Australia

Pandemic Influenza Risk Management. A WHO guide to inform & harmonize national & international pandemic preparedness and response – 2017

WHO guidelines on ethical issues in public health surveillance – 2017

Best practice recommendations for conducting after-action reviews to enhance public health preparedness – 2018, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Guide to infection control in the healthcare setting – International Society for Infectious Diseases

Documents, reports and tools

Infection prevention and control in health care for preparedness and response to outbreaks – WHO tools for infection control in health care

Prepare for and manage an outbreak [online and linking to a set of three pandemic flu kit documents] – Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Management of severe influenza, pandemic influenza and emerging respiratory illnesses in Australasian emergency departments – Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Principles of data sharing in public health emergencies – GLoPID-R, June 2018

Money and microbes: Strengthening research capacity to prevent epidemics – 2018, The International Vaccines Task Force supported by the World Bank Group and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

Joint external evaluation tool: International Health Regulations (2005)


Infection Prevention and Control – Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –

Simulation Exercise Management: Introduction – World Health Organization

Pandemic Influenza Severity Assessment (PISA) – World Health Organization