What do we do?

The Sustainable Financing for Preparedness (SFP) Action Package (AP) Working Group (WG) brings together GHSA countries and partners, to develop and support implementation of a strategic approach for mobilizing global, regional, and country-level resources to achieve sustainable financing for country-level preparedness (e.g., to achieve IHR (2005) compliance), including by finding ways to optimize roles at the country, regional, and global levels.

Identify and Engage Relevant Stakeholders and Sectors


Contribute to respective strengths and take coordinated action to increase and sustain domestic and global financing for preparedness by ensuring all stakeholders are involved

Identify and Contribute to Existing Efforts and Tools


Develop, enhance, test, and bring to scale approaches to build country capacity, incorporate standardized metrics, and facilitate progress toward sustainable mobilization, allocation, expenditure, and reporting of financial resources for countries to implement priority activities identified in country NAPHS

Galvanize High-Level & Multisectoral Awareness and Support


Mobilize and institutionalize sustainable financing for preparedness, including through articulating the economic value of investing in preparedness (e.g., lessons from COVID-19) and strengthening health systems


How do we do it?

The SFP AP WG annually prioritizes objectives that represent ideas and goals received from AP members and partners; culminating in the 2021 AP Workplan. The 2021 AP Workplan will guide progress of SFP AP WG members toward collective achievement of strategic objectives. These overarching objectives organize key workstream activities that AP members will focus on throughout the year. Progress on these workstream activities will utilize the AP website, the GHSA AP Coordination Task Force, and other tools to support and amplify lines of effort.

Objective 1

Increase awareness and support for the need for sustainable financing for preparedness

Objective 2

Provide, develop, or point to resources, tools, and lessons learned to the GHS community

Objective 3

Support coordinated, catalytic approaches to financing for preparedness

Objective 4

Support establishment of sustainable incentives and accountability for preparedness

  • Convene or engage in working and high-level discussions on key issues
  • Develop communications materials that GHSA and partners can use to amplify key messages
  • Facilitate exchange and promote use of lessons learned and best practices 
  • Share or contribute to tools
  • Explore possible mechanisms for coordinating or aligning funding (national or multilateral) or a specific fund for preparedness 
  • Provide input for updates to the JEE technical areas/indicators for financing 
  • Support joint health and finance sector work on preparedness
  • Advocate for incorporating preparedness into risk assessments

AP News, Updates, and Background


Identifying Country & Partner Successful Practices and Tools

As part of the Global Health Security Agenda efforts on sustainable financing, the action package collected successful practices, approaches, tools, and lessons learned from countries regarding their efforts to mobilize resources for preparedness as well as the COVID-19 response. The information shared in the link below are summarized responses from a survey (link below) sent to other GHSA members. These packaged responses aim to support other GHSA members by providing tangible approaches and practices to finance preparedness and health security. If you are interested in sharing your country or organization’s experiences, please reach out to the action package here.


Sustainable Financing for Preparedness Action Package at the 2020 GHSA Ministerial Meeting

The Sustainable Financing for Preparedness Action Package Working Group coordinated a 2020 GHSA Ministerial Meeting Side Event intended to engage health and finance partners, identify recommendations, and establish concrete next steps to ensure both sectors can continue to work together to improve pandemic preparedness before the next pandemic threat arrives. This video, presented during the 6th GHSA Ministerial Meeting hosted by Thailand, builds on a range of input from partners across the health and finance sectors, including information collected through a written consultation, a small group discussion, and the Ministerial Side Event.

Sustainable Financing for Preparedness Successful Practices

The GHSA Sustainable Financing for Preparedness (SFP)Action Package (AP) Working Group (WG) is working to share information and resources to support country efforts to secure sustainable financing for preparedness. As an initial step, the SFP AP WG gathered information from countries and organizations engaged in SFP-related conversations to learn about their experiences in securing sustainable financing for preparedness. This summary list and reference sheet share practices and recommendations that these partners found to be successful. This list does not aim to represent all possible, needed, or universally-appropriate steps for sustainable financing for pandemic preparedness. Rather, it provides some initial information and resources for others to consider, adapt, and/or build upon. Over time, we hope that partners will continue to share information to expand the list of ideas, document and share any experiences, and highlight elements that most successful at generating and sustaining preparedness financing.

Summary List: The summary of successful practices provides an overview of the various efforts that GHSA partners have identified as helpful actions for securing domestic financing for preparedness.

Reference Sheet: provides more specific examples, publications, and resources (Financing Examples, References, Related Tools, etc.) that can assist countries in understanding and taking action for each element in the summary list.

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These resources represent initial information gathered from countries, international organizations, and non-governmental stakeholder partners. They are not comprehensive or final recommendations. The SFP AP WG aims to continue to build this document with partner input. We welcome your input, including:

  • Ideas or feedback on any of these elements (e.g., effectiveness, alternatives)
  • If you have found one or a combination of elements to be effective in your country or organization

Please share any questions or thoughts with the SFP AP WG through the links below.