HHS Department of Health and Human Services

HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration

HSC Homeland Security Council

ICU Intensive Care Unit

IHR International Health Regulations

IOM Institute of Medicine

MIDAS Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study

NGO Nongovernmental organization

NIH National Institutes of Health

NIPPP National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plans

NPI Nonpharmaceutical Interventions

NSPI National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza

NVAC National Vaccine Advisory Committee

NYAM New York Academy of Medicine

OIE Office International des Epizooties (World Organization for Animal Health)

PAHO Pan-American Health Organization

PATH Program for Appropriate Technology in Health

PPE personal protective equipment

SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SNS Strategic National Stockpile

UN United Nations

UNAIDS United Nations Programme on AIDS

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund

USAID U.S. Agency for International Development

WHO World Health Organization

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