International Health Regulations—What Gets Measured Gets Done
Goals, targets, and intended use for 4 core capacities for focusing International Health Regulations implementation
||Ensure adequate numbers of trained personnel are available to support the response to a public health emergency
||A national workforce plan and 1 trained field epidemiologist for every 200,000 persons
||Document that a workforce plan exists and is maintained and updated, and monitor annual progress toward the goal of 1 trained field epidemiologist for every 200,000 persons.
||Ensure that surveillance systems capable of detecting selected potential public health emergencies in any part of the country are established and functioning
||Surveillance infrastructure that demonstrates the ability to detect >3 of 5 syndromes indicative of a potential public health emergency of international concern
||Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the surveillance system, and identify areas for improvement within the country’s public health surveillance infrastructure.
||Ensure access to laboratory diagnostic capabilities that can identify a range of emerging epidemic pathogens by using the full spectrum of basic laboratory testing methods
||Ability to perform 10 core diagnostic tests for confirmation of indicator pathogens from any part of the country
||Assess/measure capacity for detection will by using external/internal quality assurance for each of the 10 core tests and indicator pathogens using standard methods.
||Ensure countries have adequate rapid response capacity for public health emergencies
||At least 1 functioning rapid response team per major administrative unit
||Maintain an adequate number of rapid response teams with the necessary training, appropriate personnel, and regular outbreak responses.