Scientific Writing

Developing and maintaining capacities across sectors to prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies requires a robust evidence base. The experiences gained and lessons learned by countries implementing the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) can be shared with others across the world. Alongside health security data analysis, experiences implementing IHR, including adaptation to local context and need, can help identify gaps and inform actions. The documentation of lessons learned and best practices can help support the development of IHR strategies and activities including national or subnational preparedness, readiness and response plans.

To support the identification, documentation and dissemination of best practices for IHR implementation, the Evidence & Analytics for Health Security (EHS) unit provides support for scientific writing. The unit provides support to WHO country and regional offices and Member States to develop case studies and scientific manuscripts for publication. Support is provided through informational webinars, direct collaboration and the documentation and dissemination of case studies. The EHS unit hopes to increase the evidence base for health security emergency preparedness for all types of hazards through expanding writing capacity and institutionalizing the documentation of experiences.

Please reach out to the EHS unit if we can provide an informational webinar or direct writing support.