Stockpile for Pandemic Influenza

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) leaders at the 7th ASEM Summit (2008) stated their determination to combat a possible human influenza pandemic. Reflecting this strong political statement, the Government of Japan expressed its willingness to take the lead on the issue by initiating the “ASEM Initiative for the Rapid Containment of Pandemic Influenza”. This initiative includes a “Network Component” and a “Stockpile Component”. 

The Stockpile contains about 500,000 courses of Anti-viral drugs and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). These are procured and stored as a stockpile in Singapore. This stockpile will be released to contain any initial outbreak of pandemic influenza in ASEM partner countries and neighbouring non-ASEM countries.

Read the Stockpile For Pandemic Influenza brochure.

Key organisations and their roles


Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Financial management


World Health Organization-Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO)
Technical advisor


Japan International Cooperation System (JICS)
Procurement and management of stockpiles


Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan (Government of Japan)