The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board will monitor emergency preparedness across national governments, UN agencies, civil society, and the private sector.
Villages, and sometimes whole regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are misplaced, but the ministry of health and a team of cartographers are racing to get better data.
The Global Health Security Agenda’s Joint External Evaluation (JEE) is used as an evaluation tool to help countries assess their preparedness capacity for pandemics. Of the 27 countries with completed JEEs, only two have used the results generated to develop costed plans.
It is estimated that there are 1.67 million undiscovered viruses among the 25 virus families that either have been shown to infect people or seem likely too.
Uganda has cut the time it takes to confirm an outbreak from an average of two weeks to an average of 2.5 days.
The structure of the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) allows up to $500,000.00 to be made available within 24 hours, bridging the gap before other sources of funding kick in.
The world's poorest countries cannot equip and maintain their limited laboratory facilities.
In much of the world, refrigeration is not available making preserving samples for testing virtually impossible.