|African Region||Sierra Leone||26 Apr 2018||View Report|
|African Region||United Republic Of Tanzania||12 Oct 2018||View Report|
|African Region||Ethiopia||14 Mar 2019||View Report|
|African Region||Nigeria||25 Jul 2019||View Report|
|African Region||Uganda||02 Jul 2019||View Report|
|African Region||Namibia||14 Nov 2019||View Report|
|African Region||Côte d'Ivoire||06 Dec 2019||View Report|
|African Region||Niger||10 Nov 2020|
|African Region||Chad||16 Dec 2020|
|African Region||Senegal||29 Dec 2020|
Chikungunya virus disease
Ethiopia - Poliomyelitis, acute paralytic, vaccine-associated
Poliomyelitis, acute paralytic, vaccine-associated
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) in children and adolescents
Sequelae of war operations
Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP)
Acute hepatitis E
Leishmaniasis, visceral (Kala-azar)
Under the WHO General Programme of Work (GPW 13), the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) contributes to the strategic priority of having 1 billion more people better protected from health emergencies. WHO developed the resource mapping (REMAP) tool to advance this effort and support Member States in strengthening core health security capacities. The REMAP tool was first launched in 2018 to support country efforts to meet the requirements of the International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005) through the implementation of National Action Plans for Health Security (NAPHS).
Since then the REMAP tool has been adapted to support implementation of COVID-19 preparedness and response plans as well as other national plans with relevance for health security.
Effective implementation of health security plans requires identifying country gaps and needs, mobilizing financial and technical resources (domestic and external) and monitoring and evaluation of national plans. The WHO REMAP tool is used to map the health security projects and interventions that partners are supporting in the country — through financial or technical assistance — allowing policymakers and partners to see where the gaps exist and where more investment of resources is needed.
This provides valuable information for the country, offers visibility for the partners‘ financial and technical investments, and supports alignment and harmonization of country and partner efforts. The tool can for example, identify whether partners in a country are mostly supporting one area such as risk communications with little support for another priority area like zoonosis activities.
The REMAP process fosters dialogue between countries and partners for a coordinated multisectoral approach. The tool also allows countries to track the progress of implementation of their health security activities and plans, visualizing which areas and activities are being completed at what rate.
WHO will support Member States in the use of the REMAP tool upon request and adapt the process for country context.
Enhancing coordination between the country and partners
WHO resource mapping is based on multisectorality and inclusivity through which different government ministries and partners are involved with WHO support in mapping the health security resources, investments (financial and technical) and activities in the country, identifying needs, gaps, overlaps and potential areas of collaboration between the government and partners in implementation of national plans.
Visualization of COVID-19 activities and investments at the national and subnational levels
The REMAP tool is used to map health security projects and interventions that partners are supporting within the country at the national and the sub-national levels. The tool provides detailed information on each of the individual projects and interventions mapped in the country. Users can see the specifics on each activity including the name of the partner, the type of assistance, the pillar being supported, and the region receiving the support, with dropdown menus allowing customized searches by partner and pillar being supported.
Mobilization of technical assistance to support countries in COVID-19 Preparedness and Response
Implementation of country health security plans generally requires both domestic and external funding to help countries build capacities and carry out necessary public health measures. However, funding alone is not the solution. Most countries require support in the mobilization of technical assistance as well, such as trainings and expertise. Resource mapping identifies country needs for technical assistance and facilitates mobilization of partner support.
Monitoring and Evaluation of National Health Security Plans
The REMAP tool can facilitate country tracking and visualization of progress in the implementation of national health security plans. Designated country focal points, with WHO support, can use the tool to continually update how much of each activity in the plan has been implemented, allowing the country to track performance and progress in implementation.
The REMAP tool was originally designed to support implementation of National Action Plans for Health Security (NAPHS) but has since been adapted to support COVID-19 preparedness and response plans and other disease-specific plans as well. The resource mapping process can be adapted based on country context.
The country should provide a request for resource mapping to the WHO country office. The request will be forwarded to the WHO regional office, which will inform WHO headquarters. The WHO regional office REMAP focal point will coordinate the resource mapping process with WHO headquarters and the WHO country office, which will engage government ministries in collaboration.
The country owns the data and decides how it is used. WHO recommends the country grant permission to share the data with partners and other stakeholders, as doing so enhances opportunities for country support by providing a baseline of the existing activity in the country, but the decision is up to the country.
REMAP increases the visibility of the partner health security efforts. Often partners and countries do not have the full picture of the health security activities going on at national and subnational levels. Through the REMAP process, with country permission, partners are able to see the health security activities that are ongoing, therefore avoiding duplication of efforts and facilitating alignment.
Completed REMAP Global Total
Countries completed 13/52