The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works with countries and partners to build and strengthen global health security preparedness to enable quick response to public health crises.
This report offers suggestions for ways governments and development partners can finance investments in country and regional preparedness and response capacities for pandemics.
Finland, Saudi Arabia, and the United States have gone through two pandemic readiness evaluations each, while Eritrea, Pakistan, and Tanzania have undergone readiness evaluations and described their funding needs and plans.
The catastrophe bond will pay out depending on outbreak size, growth rate, and the number of countries affected.
Developing vaccines is expensive and still does not guarantee that people who need them can get them.
Impoverished countries have limited laboratory service, infrastructure, and epidemiological capabilities making pandemic preparedness and response difficult.
This video provides an overview of emerging illness and public health preparedness.
Of the 37 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America put through the World Bank stress test of measures in place, most were graded with a red or yellow light.
The outbreak provides a test of reforms made to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency response capacity in recent years, and may also test the readiness of the entire United Nations system.
The Strategic Framework for Emergency Preparedness is a unifying framework which identifies the principles and elements of effective country health emergency preparedness. It adopts the major lessons of previous initiatives and lays out the planning and implementation process by which countries can determine their priorities and develop or strengthen their operational capacities.