Technical Consultation on National Cross-sectoral Collaboration between Security and Health Sectors

Dates: 
13 December 2018 to 14 December 2018
Hong Kong
Notes: 

Objectives

 To enhance countries’ capabilities and IHR capacities to prevent, detect and respond to potential pandemics;

 To facilitate sharing experiences between countries to identify best practices of security and civilian health collaboration including the form of institutionalization/formalization of these collaborations;

 To develop framework for security and civilian health collaboration that focuses on (a) key considerations, b) key technical areas, and c) collaborative frameworks at the national level;

 To explore how WHO and partners can support the development (institutionalization/formalization) implementation of a collaborative framework of security to civilian health collaboration at the national level.

Expected outcome

 Awareness of progress and challenges in security to civilian health collaboration and the strong linkages to IHR (2005) and health security;

 Consensus on good practices and implementable next steps for synergizing the sectors` capacities in preventing, detecting, and responding to public health events;

 Agreed elements of framework on how to develop a collaborative framework between the security and civilian health sectors at the national level

 Developed ideas for supportive activities for the development implementation of a collaborative framework of security to civilian health collaboration at the national level.

Status: 
In pipeline