This 2016 publication was a primary output of a 2015 IHR technical consultation meeting. The tool is intended to “assess country capacity to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to public health threats,” and outlines an external evaluation process “to asses country-specific status and progress in achieving the targets.” It also includes a strong social and behavior change/risk communication component. This tool is not simple; using it requires “a sustainable and flexible process to allow for additional countries and regular evaluation visits” to compare a country’s progress to its baselines, and ensure that stronger capacity can be maintained.
Download: IHR-Joint-External-Evaluation-Tool (101 pages | 3.6MB | .pdf)
This website is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the READY initiative. READY (not an acronym) is supported by USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and is led by Save the Children in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, UK-Med, EcoHealth Alliance, and Mercy Malaysia. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Save the Children. The information provided on this website does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, any or all consortium partners, or the United States Government, and is not official U.S. Government information.