Emergency Operations Centers Action Package

GHSA Action Package Respond 1


Five-Year Target: Every country will have a public health Emergency Operations Center (EOC) functioning according to minimum common standards; maintaining trained, functioning, multi-sectoral rapid response teams (RRTs) and "real-time" biosurveillance laboratory networks and information systems; and trained EOC staff capable of activating a coordinated emergency response within 120 minutes of the identification of a public health emergency.

As Measured by: Documentation that a public health EOC meeting the above criteria is functioning.

Desired National Impact: Effective coordination and improved control of outbreaks as evidenced by shorter times from detection to response and smaller numbers of cases and deaths.

Country Commitments to Action Package:

  • Leading countries: Malaysia, Turkey
  • Contributing countries: Bangladesh, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
  • Contributing international organizations: FAO, OIE, WHO