Strengthening the Public Health Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in The Gambia
Funder: Resolve to Save Lives- Vital Strategies
Project period: 10 March 2021 to 30 June 2022.
The Gambia has recently taken steps to improve its public health emergency response operations. During the Joint External Evaluation in September 2017, The Gambia was noted to have a public health EOC plan, but no standard operating procedures (SOPs) or team to support operationalization of the EOC. Since then, the government has identified staff and received support from WHO to build core plans and procedures and a functional Incident Management System. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) has set up the physical infrastructure of a new EOC with support from the Japanese government, WHO, Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), and Senegal’s EOC.
- To respond to COVID-19 and mitigating its impact on malaria efforts
- To support the EOC in The Gambia to strengthen preparedness and response through improved real-time data analysis, decision-making, and response
- Reduced impact of public health emergencies, including malaria outbreaks, through strengthened EOC capacity.
- Enhanced capacity of the EOC to manage public health emergencies including malaria.
- Improved efficiency and effectiveness of the EOC in responding to other public health emergencies