WHO Standby Partnerships
WHO holds Standby Partnership Agreements with external partners who provide short-term surge support to WHO’s emergency work. Standby Partners play a key role in strengthening the capacity of WHO and the broader health sector during all aspects of emergencies. These partners maintain deployment rosters of pre-screened and trained candidates who can be rapidly deployed to provide operational support to WHO and the Health Cluster. The Standby Partner covers the core costs of a deployment and manages most administrative requirements. This allows WHO to rapidly and flexibly deliver surge capacity.