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The general objective of the simulation exercise is to increase level of WR’s knowledge on health emergency preparedness and response in line with the new WHE reform.
Specifically, the simulation exercise will:
I. Allow participants to gain an understanding of IHR (2005) core capacities including compliance in order to facilitate a timely and effective Public Health emergency response
II. Increase awareness about WHO’s Emergency Response Framework and related tools and SOPs, as well as the WHO IMS and it functions
III. Provide WRs the with an opportunity to discuss their roles, responsibilities and in the context of Public Health emergency response involving multiple sectors/partners
IV. Familiarize the participants with global level coordination and collaboration in the context of a Public Health event requiring a multi sectoral, multi-agency and whole-of-government response.