Though there has been a fair amount of press coverage on this issue, organizations may still not be prepared for a pandemic.
Unlike seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza is a new influenza virus that will spread easily across the globe and humans will have little or no immunity to it. It is predicted that an outbreak of pandemic influenza could result in 50% absenteeism, border restrictions and disruption to the supply of goods and services as well as travel and communication systems. The result will be serious problems and losses. According to the World Bank, the next pandemic influenza could cost the global economy between two and three trillion dollars.
It is essential for organizations to take the time now to properly prepare for this inevitable reality. Dr. Michael Osterholm, director for the Centre of Disease Control Research and Policy, states that there is a 100% probability of influenza pandemic.
Kinergy provides expert advice combined with proven experience that will ensure your organization is ready to meet the demands of a global pandemic. We offer a suite of services designed to meet the unique needs of your organization, large or small. This includes start to finish project management, development of a pandemic preparedness plan; employee education and training programs; risk communication strategies; emergency materials/supplies; and global monitoring of the pandemic threat.