Global Health Security Agenda: GHSA Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment Action Package (GHSA Action Package Respond-3

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Five-Year Target: A national framework for transferring (sending and receiving) medical countermeasures and public health and medical personnel among international partners during public health emergencies.

As Measured by: Evidence of at least 1 response to a public health emergency within the previous year that demonstrates that the country sent or received medical countermeasures and personnel according to written national or international protocols, OR a formal exercise or simulation that demonstrates these things.

Desired National Impact: Countries will have the necessary legal and regulatory processes and logistical plans to allow for the rapid cross-border deployment and receipt of public health and medical personnel during emergencies. Regional collaboration will assist countries in overcoming the legal, logistical and regulatory challenges to deployment of public health and medical personnel from one country to another.

Country Commitments to Action Package:

  • Leading countries: Chile
  • Contributing countries: Canada, Israel
  • Contributing international organizations: FAO, OIE, WHO

Five-Year Action Items:
Actions will be coordinated, as appropriate, with relevant international organizations including FAO, OIE and WHO.

  1. Establish regional collaboration with other countries and FAO, OIE and WHO regional offices to share information about public health and medical personnel to facilitate cross-border resource deployment during emergencies.
  2. Resolve logistical and other problems inhibiting the cross-border deployment of public health and medical personnel during emergencies.
Baseline Assessment and Planning Activities
  1. Develop regional toolkits including model liability language or legislation, processes for expediting border crossings during emergencies, and pre-established funding or logistical arrangements to facilitate deployments.
  2. Identify ongoing and potential opportunities for and challenges to the cross-border deployment of public health and medical personnel, including legal, logistical and/or regulatory matters.
Monitoring and Evaluation Activities
  1. To be determined.
Page last reviewed: December 24, 2014
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