Facilitate planning and implementation
for health security preparedness

Strengthening Health Emergency Capacities

This digital platform supports countries to easily use existing assessments, benchmark recommendations and implementation tools to build International Health Regulations (IHR) and health emergency prevention, preparedness, response and resilience capacities.

Review existing critical gaps

Review how the various pieces of the IHR M&E framework can be implemented to reinforce preparedness in your country.

Develop draft plans

Rapidly identify capacity building benchmark actions to support national priorities and national IHR and health security plans, including NAPHS.

Find practical guidelines, toolkits and country examples

Use the Reference Library to to quickly access relevant tools and guidance that are linked with capacity building actions.

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IHR Capacity Building Stages

Assess capacity

Use assessments such as JEE/SPAR to identify and evaluate a country's national preparedness capacities, identify risks and prioritize actions for capacity building to prevent, detect and rapidly respond to public health emergencies and threats.

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Prioritize actions for health security preparedness strengthening

Generate priority actions for a 5-year strategic plan or a 1-year operational plan using the WHO Benchmarks digital tool, convene key actors to build political will across sectors and identify the resources necessary for systems change to support planning and resource allocation for national plans.

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Implement prioritized actions

Use relevant best practices, guidelines, tools, and training packages to support the implementation of prioritized actions. As you implement your plan, continuously monitor and evaluate performance.

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