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WFP and Influenza Pandemics

WFP is prepared for the possibility of a severe influenza pandemic. This is because we are an international organization with global operations.  It is essential that in a pandemic scenario we are able to continue delivering food to the hungry all over the world.

Pandemic training

Epidemiologists have been telling us for some time that we may face an influenza pandemic.

Prepared by WFP, Protective Health Measures for Pandemic Influenza is the first in a series of presentations on steps that public health experts recommend for limiting the spread and transmission of infection in a pandemic. 

Watch the training videos


Useful links

Recent concerns over A/H1N1 influenza focused the world's attention on the need for agencies like WFP to have contingency plans. Here is Peter Scott-Bowden, head of WFP's Pandemic Response unit, answering questions about WFP's preparedness.

1. What does A/H1N1 have to do with WFP?


2. What measures has WFP taken to prepare for pandemic flu?


3. Has WFP been affected by infectious disease pandemics in the past?