Emergency Preparedness

With 70 percent of countries still not fully prepared to respond to a public health emergency, it is more likely that infectious diseases will take root and spread across borders. Fast and effective response can stop a local outbreak from becoming a global epidemic.

The world has committed to building public health emergency operations centers capable of activating a coordinated response within 120 minutes of the identification of a public health emergency. CDC experts collaborate with the international community to improve their ability to prepare and respond to emergencies.

Haiti

NEED

Hit by multiple natural disasters over the past decade, preparedness and emergency response capacity are critical in Haiti.

INTERVENTION

Fully operationalize an Emergency Operations Center in Haiti by finalizing interoperability of information technology and purchasing equipment, developing table top exercises and continuing training of EOC personnel

TYPE OF ACTIVITIES 

Emergency preparedness

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$464,000

Sierra Leone

NEED

Preserving the informational legacy of the Ebola epidemic gives a unique opportunity to analyze the mortality impact of Ebola, improve future Ebola responses and build research capacity in Sierra Leone.

INTERVENTION

Improve secure access to the Sierra Leone Ebola Database

TYPE OF ACTIVITIES 

Emergency preparedness

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$900,000

Sierra Leone

NEED

Operational support of the National EOC will cease in June 2019 and additional planning is needed to ensure this support is successfully transitioned to the MoHS.

INTERVENTION

Build country ownership for the National Emergency Operations Center

TYPE OF ACTIVITIES 

Emergency preparedness

APPROXIMATE FUNDING NEED

$750,000

Funding Needed
$2,114,000