The New Zealand Influenza Pandemic Plan: A framework for action (NZIPAP) sets out the all-of-government measures to be taken to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic. It updates the New Zealand Influenza Pandemic Action Plan 2010.
The NZIPAP is intended for anyone involved in planning, preparation or response to an influenza pandemic. It also provides general information on pandemics and Government planning for the New Zealand public.
Structure of the document
The NZIPAP is divided into four parts and concludes with a list of references.
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 coordination 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).
New in this version
Changes in this edition reflect changes in terminology, legislation, agencies names, population based calculations and references to publications and websites.