Sets out the all of government measures to be taken to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic.
Part A: Setting the Scene outlines the Ministry of Health, District Health Board (DHB), and all-of-government approach to pandemic planning and preparation, and the co-ordination arrangements and response functions that would be put in place in the event of a pandemic.
Part B: The Action Plan summarises the phases (both international and New Zealand-specific) of a pandemic and provides guidance on the potential actions relevant to each phase, the individuals or agencies responsible for those actions, and the authority under which actions can be taken. These factors will always depend on the nature of the particular pandemic. The NZIPAP provides information to guide key decision-making.
Part C: Explanatory Material contains further information about the specific measures identified in Part B.
The Appendices contain the Public Information Management Strategy (Appendix A), additional factors to consider when mounting a response to an influenza pandemic (Appendix B), Recovery (Appendix C), and a glossary that explains key terms and abbreviations used throughout this document (Appendix D).
The New Zealand Influenza Pandemic Plan: A framework for action (NZIPAP) is based on an established strategy to deal with outbreaks of infectious disease, and forms part of the National Health Emergency Plan. The purpose of this document is to outline the all-of-government measures that will be considered in response to an influenza pandemic and to provide an overview of the activities that are being undertaken to ensure New Zealand is adequately prepared for an influenza pandemic.