Plan-adoption package

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In February 2017, the WHO Regional Office for Europe launched a capacity-building package on ERC in five steps to support country development or strengthening of ERC under IHR. The five-step package is a unique, sustained, country-tailored capacity-building project in ERC. It comprises:

  • Training
  • Capacity-mapping
  • Plan writing
  • Plan testing
  • Plan adoption

Adoption of a national health ERC plan – step five of the ERC five-step package – supports countries in integrating their tested plan into a national response framework or policy to ensure a recognized, funded, multisectoral ERC response during public health emergencies. If the plan is adopted within the five-step ERC capacity-building package, this will follow ERC training, capacity-mapping, plan writing and plan testing and missions.