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:
- 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.