altPreparing for and responding to a pandemic requires coordinated actions and communications by all levels of government and all segments of society. To address this need, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with other agencies are collaborating on international preparedness and response measures. Since 2005, USAID has partnered with PAHO to support avian and pandemic influenza preparedness activities in the Caribbean by developing and testing national influenza pandemic plans, by training and equipping local and national outbreak response teams, and developing hospital pandemic plans as well as advocacy beyond the health sector.

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