Communications and Incentives: The Importance of Fast and Sincere Reporting

2008

This publication addresses the high importance fast and sincere reporting plays for a global problem such as Avian and Human Influenza (AHI). The issue was identified during the first international simulation exercise in Paris in March 2007 as an area of concern for the travel and tourism industry which required further investigation. The publication includes an initial report evaluating the theoretical possibilities of penalties and incentives to improve fast and sincere reporting, the International Health Regulations of the World Health Organization are outlined and country studies report on the individual experiences made over the course of the current AHI threat.