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Governance

:
Building WHO’s capacity to respond
to emergencies with health
consequences

17 May 2015

Evolution of the Eboba outbreak Original Epicenter .

Evolution of the Ebola outbreak 2 x burial teams 2 x Ebola tx beds Behaviour change Classic Ebola Response Comm ownership Case finding Contact tracing .

>500 through GOARN. 150+ community care & holding centres . >100 logisticians. staff for 26 mobile laboratories.WHO’s role in fighting Ebola Information & Data Data to quantify the epidemic ≈60 technical documents and guidelines People Rapid deployment >2000 technical experts. technical support for 70+ ETUs. 58 foreign medical teams Hospitals Built 5 Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs).

WHO’s role in fighting Ebola Equipment  Delivered > 1. drugs.4 million kits Personal Protective Equipment Research & Development  Investigation of vaccines. and diagnostics Coordination & Partnership  Coordinated health response to Ebola across West Africa (3+4+) . therapies.

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R1 Ebola: ending the current outbreak.Reform of WHO's capacities respond to emergencies with health consequences EBSS  On 25 January 2015. WHO’s Executive Board convened in a Special Session to consider the Ebola outbreak and WHO’s capacity to respond to emergencies with health consequences  The Board adopted resolution EBSS3. strengthening global preparedness and ensuring WHO’s capacity to prepare for and respond to future large-scale outbreaks and emergencies with health consequences .

. detect and manage the risks posed by such emergencies and minimize their health impact.Reform of WHO's capacities respond to emergencies with health consequences Goals:  To ensure that WHO is able to direct.  To ensure that WHO is able to effectively support the building and strengthening of Member States' capacities to prepare for. coordinate and mount a comprehensive and rapid response to disease outbreaks and emergencies with health consequences.

Reform of WHO's capacities respond to emergencies with health consequences Functions:  Normative + technical guidance  Health information and surveillance  Risk communications  Operations  Building sustainable capacity  Directing & coordinating .

Advocacy v. Human Resource capacities – within WHO vi. Communications . Structures / business processes ii. Community engagement ix.Reform of WHO's capacities respond to emergencies with health consequences Areas for Action: i. IHR viii. Financing for emergencies – Contingency fund vii. Human Resource capacities – global health emergency workforce (GHEW) iv. Partnerships iii.

Omnibus report (+ IHR) 3. Contingency Fund .WHO’s capacity to respond to emergencies with health consequences: WHA discussions 1. Global Health Emergency Workforce (GHEW) 4. Interim Assessment 2.

WHO’s capacity to respond to emergencies with health consequences: WHA discussions Decision Points: 1. Endorse plan for GHEW 3. Establish a Contingency Fund 2. Convene an IHR Review Committee 4. Extend the mandate of the Ebola Interim Assessment Panel .