The World health organization (WHO) has revised its regulations in 2005 and 2009 tobecome more effective. The new regulations require early pandemic notification based on thedistribution of pandemic between human in addition to its alarm system which determines andannounce the level of danger. An example of delay in reporting a pandemic China did not report
early about the SARS in 2003. Another case with H1N1 in 2009 by the time the WHO was notifiedlocation based containment was not possible. Furthermore the ability to proposition forinterventions during pandemics. It is still not enough because there is no any actions are required asa response to the alarm system or their propositions. In addition to the lake of power to penalize anycontradicted actions [ CITATION Gos09 \l 1033 ]. Finally an encouragement for reporting potentialpandemics with global support to contain it would be helpful. Also empowering such an organizationto suggest procedures and penalize late reporting could limit the spread of pandemics.Therefore both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical intervention could help in pandemicsituation. Non pharmaceutical intervention has a great potential to become more effective inpandemics. More studies should be considered to determine the right timing for each interventions.The right choose of interventions could be suggested by WHO with the more cooperation from theworld countries. Finally Human nature is protective against threats so there is no blame for anyaggressive efforts to save human the life.ReferencesAledort, J. E. a. L. et al., 2007. Non-pharmaceutical public health interventions for pandemic influenza: an evaluation of the evidence base.. BMC public health, Volume 7, p. 208.Gostin, L. O., 2009. Influenza A (H1N1) and pandemic preparedness under the rule of international law. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 301(22), pp. 2376--2378.Gustafson, R., 2007. Pandemic influenza: Public health measures. BRITISH COLUMBIA MEDICAL JOURNAL, 49(5), p. 254.Pérez , V. et al., 2012. Systematic review of economic evaluations of preparedness strategies and interventions against influenza pandemics. PloS one, 7(2), p. e30333.(Number of words: 1253)
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