7-1-7 Alliance

Together, we are accelerating progress toward global health security.

The 7-1-7 Alliance is a country-led initiative providing technical assistance, financial support and a growing, global community of practice to help all countries achieve the 7-1-7 target for outbreak detection and control.

Infectious diseases move fast, and so must we.

The 7-1-7 target sets clear performance standards for three timeliness metrics: 

Outbreak emergence

7 days to detect a suspected infectious disease outbreak

1 day to notify public health authorities to start an investigation

7 days to complete early response actions

DETECT

NOTIFY

RESPOND

The 7-1-7 target promotes early and effective action to contain infectious disease outbreaks. Each country’s progress toward the 7-1-7 target makes it better prepared to prevent and stop epidemics, and makes the whole world safer from the next pandemic threat.

When a country consistently meets the 7-1-7 performance standards, detection, notification, and early response systems are performing optimally to contain outbreaks before they spread. Ongoing use of the 7-1-7 target allows countries to improve their performance—the sooner threats are detected and contained, the more lives can be saved.

Countries rapidly improve detection, notification, and early response when 7-1-7 standards aren’t met by quickly and systematically identifying bottlenecks to timely and effective action. Once identified, many bottlenecks can be easily addressed, and progress on those requiring longer-term efforts can be accelerated by using 7-1-7 data to prioritize action and advocate for necessary resources.

Get started with 7-1-7

The 7-1-7 target was incorporated to the World Health Organization's Fourteenth General Programme of Work  for 2025-2028. WHO has also issued guidance to conduct Early Action Reviews, which leverage 7-1-7 to clearly and routinely assess and rapidly improve how detection, notification, and early response systems are performing in real-world situations.   

Digital Toolkit

A step-by-step guide and tools to adopt and use 7-1-7 and Early Action Reviews, in one place.

We have resources for:
  • implementation
  • performance improvement
  • monitoring & evaluation
  • advocacy
  • making the case
  • more

Our Resource Library is updated regularly with new webinars, implementation tools, and more.

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