FSIN Officials Discuss Pandemic Planning
Monday, August 28, 2006 at 14:08
Elders, health officials and leaders within the First Nations community are discussing the ramifications of a possible flu pandemic today.
They have gathered in Saskatoon, along with government health officials, to discuss planning for the event.
While it is impossible to say when or if a worldwide flu outbreak will occur, several experts say the world is overdue for one, and planning is needed.
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is hosting the two-day gathering in Saskatoon.
Federation officials say a pandemic regional plan is already in existence, but it needs more work.