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Avian and pandemic influenza

© UNICEF Thailand/2009/M. Thomas
The students at Baan Khao Tang School In Krabi hold the cards that tell them to cover their mouths and noses when they cough or sneeze, and to eat well cooked food. The behaviours are aimed at protecting the children from A/H1N1 and other illnesses.

UNICEF recognizes the threats posed by  emerging infectious diseases such as Avian and Pandemic Influenza to  children and families in Thailand. To keep children safe from any outbreak, we have joined hands with local communities, the government and other development agencies to support implementation of Thailand’s Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan.

Since 2009, the project has strengthened communication programmes at the community level and has helped improve personal hygiene practices and systems for the monitoring and surveillance of Avian and Human Influenza (A/H1N1). With UNICEF support, more than 10,000 village health volunteers and migrant health volunteers/workers nation-wide were trained to help prevent the spread of avian and pandemic influenza. Thousands of sets of communication materials, including posters, pamphlets and leaflets on A/H1N1 were developed in several languages and disseminated to local health workers and communities in an effort to minimize the decrease the risk and spread of infection. 

 

 
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