Newly published WHO guidance for contingency planning

A WHO guidance for contingency planning is published on

The purpose of this guidance is to orient WHO offices at country, regional and headquarters levels to  take all possible measures to mitigate risks and have in place the appropriate resources, systems, policies, procedures and capacities in order to prepare for and respond to emergencies whenever and wherever they occur. The guidance is to be used to direct the planning of mitigation and preparedness actions to address specific health threats, it can be adapted to the context and needs of each WHO office.

Publication date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019