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Reviewing Norad's Global Health Preparedness Programme (GHPP)

In August 2019, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) commissioned hera to review the Global Health Preparedness Programme (GHPP). (The report is now available here.)

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The GHPP 2016-2020 is a Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) project to strengthen global health preparedness. Under the GHPP, NIPH works in particular with Ghana, Malawi, Moldova and Palestine in the implementation of International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005), a set of legally binding WHO regulations endorsed by all Member States. In the partner countries, the GHPP has contributed to improved health systems and improved technical capacity to prevent, detect and respond to public health threats, albeit to a different extent depending on the country context. On a global scale, the GHPP improves IHR capacity assessments, implementation, and prioritizations.

According to the current agreement, the GHPP will remain active until the end of 2020. A goal of our review is to provide Norad with information and recommendations looking forward. It is clear that regardless of what happens to the GHPP, the tools and guidelines that were developed with the support of the GHPP are likely to continue to be used after GHPP funding has ceased. Our Norad commissioned report provides:

  • A programme implementation review with recommendations for improving impact
  • A NIPH capacity, operations and collaboration assessment
  • Strategic recommendations to further develop the global health security portfolio based on the experiences of the GHPP

Please feel free to contact us if you wish to learn more about our work.