Tools & methods
  • Country planning for Health Security
    Country Planning for Health Security is a member states’ activity with a support from WHO in developing their national action plan for health security.
  • The 10 Essential Public Health Operations (EPHOS)
    The 10 Essential Public Health Operations (EPHOs) that, with WHO leadership and support, countries can adapt and work on together, to assess and plan for stronger public health services and capacities.
  • Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies
    Disease control in humanitarian emergencies: Standards, guidelines and tools adapted for field use, communicable disease epidemiological profiles and risk assessments specific to countries or crisis situations, policy guidance to national authorities and humanitarian partner agencies for the control of communicable diseases in specific settings, inter-agency standards, technical guidelines and tools on communicable disease surveillance, monitoring, prevention and control.
  • Public health advice on food safety emergencies and outbreaks of foodborne disease
    Technical and policy advice for WHO Member States - health risks assessment, information sharing, and public health action.
  • Public health advice in emergencies: Air pollution
    In the event of emergencies, WHO provides technical and policy advice to countries on assessing health risks and protecting public health.
  • Public health responses to weather extremes
    Prevention and preparedness can address many of the health effects of climate change. For extreme events, preparedness and response are crucial to minimize deaths and disease.
  • National health vulnerability, impact and adaptation assessments
    WHO/Europe supports the preparation of national assessments of health effects of climate change by providing advice.
  • Rapid reviews to strengthen health policy and systems: a practical guide
    Explores different approaches and methods for expedited synthesis of health policy and systems research, provides guidance on planning and conducting rapid reviews, and provides policy-makers and managers with strategic evidence for routine decision making and health systems’ response in emergency situations.
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