Stories of impact are useful way to systematically document evidence, work visibility, knowledge sharing, progress and networking across the member states. Moreover, this narrative approach can also be used as a tool for improvement, while at the same time support the data derived from traditional evaluation measures in various countries.

GHSA 2024 Target

By 2024, more than 100 countries that have completed an evaluation of health security capacity will have undergone planning and resource mobilization to address gaps, and will be in the process of implementing activities to achieve impact. These countries will strengthen their capacities and demonstrate improvements in at least five technical areas to a level of ‘Demonstrated Capacity’ or comparable level, as measured by relevant health security assessments, such as those conducted within the WHO IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. GHSA will continue to share progress and stories of impact of IHR activities.

Visualizing and Tracking Progress from GHSA members

An essential part of GHSA 2024 is collecting, visualizing success stories lessons learned or best practices gathered. The GHSA stories of impact map viewer below provide a way of searching countries success stories. 

Stories of impact under commitments thematic area:

In 2020, the GHSA Steering Group identified various thematic areas for commitments to GHSA 2024 in order to help set the standard for the types of commitments and activities that all countries and partners could make.  GHSA Commitments should be new, specific, measurable, time bound, and importantly should strongly link advancing progress towards the Target.  Currently collected commitments have been captured under the following thematic areas:

Identifying and addressing gaps

Building Political Will and Coordination

Investing in Health Security

Documenting Progress and Best Practices

Advancing Steering Group Priorities


Stories of impact should be the progress over time, its value and impact linked with advancing progress towards the GHSA target.

Process for submitting the stories of Impact: 

Stories of Impact should be submitted to the GHSA Secretariat, Submitted stories of impact will be reviewed by the secretariat and Steering Group prior to finalization and publishing on the GHSA Map Viewer website.