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Table 3 Research implications and recommendations

From: Lessons learned from the 2009–2010 H1N1 outbreak for the management of the 2013 silent polio outbreak

Recommendation Description
Create schematic classification of the event 1. Type of the event (e.g. infectious, adverse effect, terror)
2. The scale of the event
3. Target population and its relevant needs
4. Measurable outcomes
Set upfront ad hoc response team in charge To shorten response time
Prepare list of interest parties Policymakers, senior and local officials, external specialists, leading leaders, relevant politicians and stakeholders
Conduct routine training to the response team Use retired seniors with previous experience as tutors
Allocate initial budget Protected funding to the early stages of the event
Prepare clear guidelines to cope with crises Can be stratified according to major scenarios type (e.g. separate instructions to infectious and terror events)
Assess constantly public response 1. Monitor the media including social media
2. Measure the defined outcomes
3. Change campaign strategy accordingly
4. Set the most appropriate spokesmen in the media