Case Studies & Publications


Countries develop and maintain capacities across sectors to prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies, using information based on evidence for IHR and effective global health security. Systematic assessments of all-hazard, multisectoral country health emergency preparedness capacities by analyzing IHR and health security data provides powerful insight into the critical gaps and priorities of a country and can guide crucial policy and strategic decisions. These data also influence how strategies and activities are developed, costed and financed, and which interventions can best lead to impact in the short-term.

So far, many countries have implemented measures to mitigate health emergencies, either at national or subnational (including community/local) levels that are adapted to their local context and need.

These experiences and lessons can be shared with others across the world as they may be useful for those who are in the midst of developing or refining their own preparedness, readiness and response plans. To support the identification, documentation and dissemination of best practices and subsequent institutionalization and scaling up across countries, the WHO-issued an open invitation Call for Case Studies for individuals and organizations to submit case examples, best practices, lessons learnt and knowledge on the implementation of IHR capacities for health security and emergency preparedness for all types of hazards. 

Case Studies & Publications
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Case Study No. Region Country Title EHS Theme Published Date Download Document
WER1 All Regions Improvement in annual reporting of self-asses… International Health Regulations capacity building for emergency preparedness 24 May 2019 Download
WER2 African Region United Republic Of Tanzania Gaining knowledge on the concept of monitorin… International Health Regulations capacity building for emergency preparedness 24 May 2019 Download
WER3 South-East Asia Region Accelerating implementation of the Internatio… International Health Regulations capacity building for emergency preparedness 24 May 2019 Download
WER4 All Regions Supporting the development of strong laborato… International Health Regulations capacity building for emergency preparedness 24 May 2019 Download
WER5 Eastern Mediterranean Region Climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean R… Health systems for health security 24 May 2019 Download
WER6 All Regions National public health institutes collaborate… Multisectoral preparedness coordination 24 May 2019 Download
WER7 All Regions National legislation in implementation of the… International Health Regulations capacity building for emergency preparedness 24 May 2019 Download
WER8 All Regions Improved country preparedness through impleme… International Health Regulations capacity building for emergency preparedness, Multisectoral preparedness coordination 24 May 2019 Download
WER9 After-action reviews and simulations exercise… International Health Regulations capacity building for emergency preparedness Download
WER10 All Regions Survey of pandemic influenza preparedness in… International Health Regulations capacity building for emergency preparedness 24 May 2019