WHO Benchmarks for International Health Regulations (IHR) Capacities 2019

Benchmarking is a strategic process often used by businesses and institutes to standardize performance in relation to best practices of their sector. World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners have developed a tool with a list of benchmarks and corresponding actions that can be applied to increase the performance of countries in emergency preparedness through … Continue reading WHO Benchmarks for International Health Regulations (IHR) Capacities 2019

Bat research and lab readiness boost Thailand’s campaign against the novel coronavirus

News Release from the World Health Organization (WHO) © WHO/Ploy Phutpheng - 2020 Thailand’s long-standing research on coronavirus strains in bats helped it to rapidly ramp up its laboratory and testing capacities and curb the spread of the novel strain that causes COVID-19, experts involved in the effort say. read more at WHO

A World at Risk: Annual Report on Global Preparedness for Health Emergencies 2019

In its first annual report, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board identifies the most urgent actions required to accelerate preparedness for health emergencies. This report focuses on epidemics and pandemics. The central finding of the report is that the world needs to proactively establish the systems needed to detect and control potential disease outbreaks. These acts … Continue reading A World at Risk: Annual Report on Global Preparedness for Health Emergencies 2019

Financing outbreak preparedness: Where are we and what next?

Report from the Center for Global Development (CGD), November 2018 Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President of CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow Brin Datema, Associate, Executive Office and Programs Amanda McClelland, Senior Vice President, Resolve to Save Lives "This week, global leaders gathered at the 5th Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meetings in Bali under the … Continue reading Financing outbreak preparedness: Where are we and what next?