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1.8 Launch the implementation plan

After obtaining buy-in and validation of the implementation plan from stakeholders, implementing jurisdictions may find it helpful to organize an official launch to announce adoption of the 7-1-7 target. This can take the form of a formal in-person event to convene stakeholders for the official commencement of a 7-1-7 project, or a high-level government communication that commits to investment in the 7-1-7 approach. Official commitments can provide a basis for increased transparency in future 7-1-7 performance evaluations and help hold stakeholders accountable to each other and to the broader public. They can help galvanize attention, resources and political will to improve the timeliness of public health threat detection, notification and response.

Global health security is only as strong as the weakest link.

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