Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)

Framework for a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre

Authors:
WHO

Publication details

Number of pages: 80
Publication date: 2015
Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian
ISBN: 978 92 4 156513 4

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Overview

A public health emergency operations centre (PHEOC) integrates traditional public health services and other functions into an emergency management model. This document outlines the key concepts and essential requirements for developing and managing a PHEOC. It provides an outline for developing and managing a PHEOC in order to achieve a goal-oriented response to public health emergencies and unity of effort among response agencies.