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Table 1 Objectives, WHO IHR core capacities and relevant GHSA capacities addressed by the 2018 full-scale exercise in Vietnam

From: Testing early warning and response systems through a full-scale exercise in Vietnam

Objectives WHO IHR
core capacities
At Commune Health Station (Quang Ninh province, Cam Pha city, Cam Dong ward)
1. The Commune Health Station follows established protocols to triage, verify and report signals to the District Health Center.
At District Hospital (Quang Ninh province, Cam Pha city)
2. The District Hospital uses hospital signal criteria to detect and report signal.
3. The District Hospital follows established protocols to collect specimens and package them for transport to the lab for testing.
At District Health Center (Quang Ninh province, Cam Pha city)
4. The District Health Center follows established protocols to verify suspect cases and report public health events to the provincial level.
5. The District Health Center RRT deploys within timeframe requested in notification and performs public health emergency response activities according to established protocols
At PCDC (Quang Ning province)
6. The PCDC follows established protocols to conduct disease surveillance, risk assessments and disease reporting in support of a public health emergency.
7. The PCDC coordinates appropriate risk messaging in support of a public health emergency.
8. The PCDC RRT deploys within timeframe requested in notification and performs public health emergency response activities according to established protocols
9. The PCDC lab follows established protocols to receive specimens, test specimens and report results within an appropriate amount of time.
At National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (Hanoi city)
10. The Regional lab follows established protocols to receive and test specimens.
11. The Regional lab reports specimen test results to the District and provincial levels within an appropriate amount of time from original receipt of the specimens.
At North Region PHEOC (Hanoi city)
12. The Regional PHEOC follows established protocols to activate and establish a coordinated emergency response after identification of a public health emergency.
13. The Regional PHEOC follows established protocols to perform situational monitoring and reporting and to develop an IAP.
14. The Regional PHEOC provides support to Province to develop public health messaging and implement risk communication in response to a public health emergency.
15. The North Region RRT deploys within timeframe requested in notification and performs public health emergency response activities according to established protocols.
At National PHEOC (Hanoi city)
16. The National PHEOC activates a coordinated emergency response within the required amount of time from confirmation of a public health emergency.
17. The National PHEOC follows established protocols to perform situational monitoring and reporting and to develop an IAP.
18. The National PHEOC develops public health messaging and implements risk communication within 24 h of confirmation of a public health emergency.
19. The IHR Focal Point implements established case management procedures for IHR relevant hazards during the public health emergency.
D.1
National Laboratory system
D.2
Real-time surveillance
D.3
Reporting
R.1
Preparedness
R.2
Emergency Response Operations
R.4
Medical countermeasures and personnel deployment
R.5
Risk communication
Relevant GHSA capacities
Detect
Response
  1. Abbreviations: GHSA Global Health Security Agenda, IAP Incident Action Plan, IHR International Health Regulations, PCDC Provincial Center for Disease Control, PHEOC Public Health Emergency Operations Center, WHO World Health Organization