Strategic Partnership for

International Health Regulations (2005)
and Health Security (SPH)

Overview

 

In 2015, Member States, partners and donors mandated WHO to establish a Strategic Partnership Portal (SPP) to monitor the health security capacity of countries by helping them identify needs, gaps and priorities in national, provincial and local health security; by mapping and sharing information on global health security investment and resources; and by creating a platform for collaborating on global health security. In 2018, the SPP expanded from a one-stop information platform to a mechanism for collaboration and partnership and became the Strategic Partnership for Health Security (SPH).

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The goal of SPH is to ensure that Member States, partners and donors are aligned and apply coherent “One Health” approaches in supporting countries to build and strengthen country their capacities to detect, prevent and respond to public health emergencies. These capacities are enshrined in the IHR (2005) and require well-functioning national health systems.

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The International Health Regulations (2005) requires all States Parties to detect, assess, report, and respond to potential public health emergencies of international concern (PHEIC) at all levels of government, and to report such events rapidly to the WHO to determine whether a coordinated, global response is required. To develop baseline capacities of Member States, the WHA resolution “WHA 65.21” identified WHO’s critical convening role to facilitate strategic cooperation and partnership between and within States Parties along with regional and internationals partners, donors and networks. The SPH is designed specifically to foster these relationships.

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The Strategic Partnership Networks enables countries, partners and donors to efficiently and rapidly match needs and gaps with resources and priorities to effectively improve health security. It uses data obtained from donors and partners directly, from WHO regional and country offices, from the countries themselves, from the various IHR assessments conducted, and from public websites. A partner matching application helps Member States and donors establish matches.

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What we do

SPH supports the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) through goals 3 (Health for all), 11 and 17. SPH helps to achieve universal health coverage : we support countries to build and sustain strong frameworks for multi-sectoral collaboration and partnerships, which reinforce health security governance and strengthen health systems. Under the IHR (2005), WHO has a role to convene key stakeholders. SPH’s role fosters strategic cooperation and partnership between and within States Parties, regional and internationals partners, donors and networks. Through an application on the SPH website, countries, partners and donors can match needs and gaps with resources and priorities to improve health security. SPH charts the results of IHR (2005) assessments and external data to provide an overall picture of each country as it relates to health security. SPH maps the health security areas that donors are interested in funding and the countries they are supporting, and links to their website. The WHO Strategic Partnership for Health Security (SPH) is a coordination mechanism for countries, donors and partners to share, inform, and collaborate in order to strengthen International Health Regulations – IHR (2005) capacity and increase global health security. The Strategic Partnership Leadership is a multi-stakeholder advisory group which provides leadership, guidance and oversight for SPH. The Strategic Partnership Networks enable countries, partners and donors to match needs and gaps with technical resources and priorities to improve health security. The Strategic Partnership Resources offers countries, donors and partners a wide array of country data and donor profiles, expert profiles, guidelines, tools, resource mapping, and other useful links. The Strategic Partnership Forum is a high-level forum bringing together countries, multi-sectoral partners and donors to align investment priorities for the current and future IHR and health security needs and gaps.

Focus

Global status of International Health Regulation (2005) and Health Security

  • # countries Completed JEE: 76
  • # countries Express Interest JEE: 9
  • # countries In Pipeline JEE: 28
  • # countries in Initiation of NAPHS Development: 11
  • # countries in NAPHS Endorsement: 1
  • # countries in Review + Costing NAPHS: 36
  • # Conducted AAR activities: 28
  • # Planned AAR activities: 13
  • # Conducted Simulation Exercise activities: 99
  • # Planned Simulation Exercise activities: 26
  • # of countries which are partners of UHC 2030 in AFRO: 20
  • # of countries which are partners of UHC 2030 in PAHO: 4
  • # of countries which are partners of UHC 2030 in EMRO: 3
  • # of countries which are partners of UHC 2030 in EURO: 9
  • # of countries which are partners of UHC 2030 in SEARO: 1
  • # of countries which are partners of UHC 2030 in WPRO: 4
  • # of countries with updated National Health Policies, Strategies and Plans: 122
  • # of countries that need to update National Health Policies, Strategies and Plans: 14
  • # of countries without National Health Policies, Strategies and Plans: 24
  • # of countries currently in WHO Grade C emergency: 2
  • # of countries currently in WHO Grade 1 emergency: 1
  • # of countries currently in WHO Grade 2 emergency: 11
  • # of countries currently in WHO Grade 3 emergency: 7
  • # of countries currently not included in WHO fragile and conflict-affected States status: 137
  • # of countries currently included in WHO fragile and conflict-affected States status: 22
  • # of countries with plans in 2010-2013: 13
  • # of countries with plans in 2014 and after: 12
  • # of countries with plans in or before 2009: 68
  • # of countries with no plan or plan not publicly available: 102
  • # of activities in Capacity Building: 89
  • # of activities in Knowledge Exchange: 90
  • # of activities in Research: 21
  • # of activities in Strategic/Policy Support: 28
  • # of activities in Technical Support: 86

Calendars

April 2018

NP
10 April 2018 to 12 April 2018
Burkina Faso - Preparatory NAPHS
NP
16 April 2018 to 19 April 2018
Chad - Review + Costing NAPHS
NP
16 April 2018 to 18 April 2018
Indonesia - Preparatory NAPHS
NP
23 April 2018 to 27 April 2018
Benin - Review + Costing NAPHS
NP
30 April 2018 to 2 May 2018
Ethiopia - Review + Costing NAPHS
JE
8 April 2018 to 13 April 2018
Swaziland
JE
16 April 2018 to 20 April 2018
Togo
JE
16 April 2018 to 20 April 2018
Singapore
SE
16 April 2018 to 20 April 2018
Kyrgyzstan
SE
25 April 2018 to 27 April 2018
Cambodia
SE
26 April 2018 to 28 April 2018
Ghana (RPM)
SE
27 April 2018 to 27 April 2018
Pandemic Vaccination Switzerland
AR
9 April 2018 to 14 April 2018
Burundi - Malaria
AR
12 April 2018 to 18 May 2018
Madagascar – Plague
AR
16 April 2018 to 20 April 2018
Burkina Faso
AR
16 April 2018 to 19 April 2018
Pakistan - Dengue