First Global Meeting of the WHO Operational Readiness Task Force

Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December marked the first face to face Global Meeting of the Task Force for WHO Operational Readiness.

Operational Readiness is “the world between long-term preparedness and acute response, a fit condition for immediate action” in the words of Michael Ryan, Deputy Executive Director WHE in Headquarters. ‘The Task Force needs to identify practical steps to move forward, aligning with the Director General’s priorities for ‘making the world safer’’- Dr. Ryan added.