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Interim Guidance: IASC Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP) Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Background: "On 30 January 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak a public emergency of international concern under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005). On 4 February 2020, WHO requested the activation of the UN Crisis Management Team to coordinate UN system-wide scale-up to assist countries prepare for, and respond to, COVID-19. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO is implementing its 'Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan' (SPRP), in which each national government is invited to detail its own country 'Preparedness and Response Plan' (PRP) in-line with the eight guiding principles outlined by WHO. The SPRP and PRPs outline the priority steps and actions to be taken across the major areas of the public health preparedness and response."

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2020-04
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Inter-Agency Standing Committee
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Inter-Agency Standing Committee: https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/
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