2.2.7: Propose remedial actions
Review the list of bottlenecks and propose remedial actions that can resolve the bottlenecks. Actions proposed should be made as clear, specific and realistic as possible. Two categories of remedial actions may be surfaced through 7-1-7 implementation:
- Immediate actions: actions for which necessary resources are already available to begin implementation.
- Longer-term actions: actions for which necessary resources are not currently available, but which should be considered in future national planning (e.g., included in National Actions Plans for Health Security, or NAPHS, or funding requests to government or external donors).
Implementation of the immediate actions should begin as soon as possible. For outbreaks that are ongoing, these remedial actions should inform the incident action plan. In most settings, the initial investigation and response team proposing remedial actions may not be empowered to implement them or have the resources to do so. Thus, it is recommended that the proposed actions be presented to a broader group of stakeholders to obtain the necessary buy-in and financial resources. This process is described in Step 3.
|Characteristics of a clear remedial action||Unclear action||Clear action|
||“Train PHEOC staff”||“Design and deliver a three-day training on emergency management protocols for five PHEOC staff”|
Global health security is only as strong as the weakest link.
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