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International Health Regulations (IHR) Strengthening project

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Programme Data Last Updated: 28/09/2022

IATI Identifier: GB-GOV-10-IHR-PHE

Description

The project enables scientific and technical capability to be mobilised for increased international engagement, significantly scaling up UK capacity to respond to WHO and country demand for support on IHR. This will enhance global, and country level health security and strengthen UK preparedness and capacity to respond to future threats. The project works to build technical capability, strengthen leadership, and develop sustainable public health systems through provision of technical expertise to support and enhance WHO’s IHR strengthening efforts globally, particularly with Joint External Evaluation and National Action Planning activities. It does this through developing trusted institutional linkages, building long term partnerships and professional relationships at country and regional level. The project works at national level in partnerships with NPHIs and Health Ministries, providing targeted support to 4 countries (Ethiopia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Zambia). At a regional level the project works with bodies such as Africa CDC and the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) as well as WHO regional offices. Through regional support, technical expertise will extend global health security capacity building to reach countries that may otherwise be neglected in terms of donor support. This will strengthen regional resilience networks for prevention, detection and response to future outbreaks.

Description

The project will enable scientific and technical capability to be mobilised for increased international engagement, significantly scaling up UK capacity to respond to WHO and country demand for support on IHR. The project will also aim to develop sustainable institutional linkages, through development of long term partnerships and professional relationships at country and regional level. This will enhance global, and country level health security and strengthen UK preparedness and capacity to respond to future threats. It will provide technical expertise to support and enhance WHO’s IHR strengthening efforts globally, particularly with Joint External Evaluation and National Action Planning activities. It will also provide targeted support to six countries (Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Myanmar and Zambia). Through regional support to WHO, technical expertise will extend global health security capacity building across Africa, working with WHO to reach countries that may otherwise be neglected in terms of donor support. This will strengthen regional resilience networks for prevention, detection and response to future outbreaks.

Description

Over the course of this project the UK will work closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) to help it fulfil its leadership role in implementing the IHR and in responding to global public health emergencies. The project will work intimately with national governments, development partners and with regional and sub-regional agencies to deliver its support. This support will be coordinated with support from other donors, ensuring it adds value and is sustainable, identifies and responds to gaps, complements support from others and aligns behind nationally identified priorities. Implementation of UK support will be led by Public Health England, but may include contracting and working through UN agencies where appropriate and where this will maximise value for money.

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