Functioning Economies in Times of Pandemic (Australia)

posted Jun 3, 2014, 3:10 AM by Admin Web   [ updated Jun 3, 2014, 3:20 AM ]

This project will establish general protocols and systems of cooperation, that will help APEC member economies keep functioning in the event of a pandemic or other incident involving mass casualties.. In particular, the project will focus on incorporating the business sector into pandemic preparedness, in collaboration with both the health and trade sectors. Initially a discussion paper will be formulated outlining recommended protocols and systems for the region through extensive consultation with all three sectors of interest (health, trade and business). Views put forward during consultation will be brought together at a multi-sectoral symposium to be held in Vietnam in 2006. Following this Symposium, recommendations will be finalized and will be launched in Australia in 2007.