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1.2 Stakeholder and institutional mapping

After the identification of a champion(s), early input should be obtained from a broad group of stakeholders capable of contributing to achievement of the 7-1-7 target, including:

  1. Surveillance and response stakeholders from the human health, animal and environmental sectors;
  2. Preparedness, planning or monitoring and evaluation teams that facilitate International Health Regulations (IHR) assessments and planning;
  3. Financing stakeholders, including representatives from ministries of finance (for domestic financing), multilateral development banks and bilateral partners;
  4. Government stakeholders responsible for multi-sectoral coordination, policymakers, and parliamentarians;
  5. Research and academic stakeholders such as universities and research institutes;
  6. Other relevant stakeholders including advocacy groups, civil society and community representatives.

The above stakeholders may play different roles in supporting 7-1-7 implementation as described in the table below. If helpful, countries may choose to use a Stakeholder Mapping Tool to assist in their identification.

Role Description Stakeholder Consideration
Coordination Described in Step 1.3

As 7-1-7 implementation involves several teams within and across institutes and ministries, a coordination mechanism to oversee overall implementation and hold different teams accountable is required.

Authority with roles and responsibilities spanning public health surveillance, emergency preparedness and response.
Capture of 7-1-7 Data Described in Step 2

Timeliness data needs to be recorded, analyzed, and reported. Ideally data collection should be undertaken in real-time by those directly involved in the response.

Public health authority with mandate for response activities that collaborates with surveillance and One Health actors to ensure data collection teams have the relevant relationships for different public health events.
Performance Improvement Described in Step 3

Performance improvement involves the usage of 7-1-7 data to identify bottlenecks and drive immediate remedial actions.

Public health authority that oversees deployment of rapid response teams and possesses the capacity to address identified bottlenecks. Additionally, consider stakeholders who can convene routine reviews of 7-1-7 performance involving relevant teams for detection, notification, and response.
National Planning Described in Step 4

7-1-7 implementation generates information on bottlenecks for detection, notification, and response. This information, synthesized across multiple events, can subsequently be used to inform long-term financing priorities and planning activities.

Relevant teams within a public health authority responsible for IHR, NAPHS, or other strategic national health planning, implementation, or monitoring and evaluation. Additionally, consider multi-sectoral stakeholders required for planning validation and elevation to planning and budget cycles (e.g., planning unit, ministry of finance).
Communication and Advocacy Described in Step 5

The 7-1-7 target provides clear and measurable metrics which can be used to demonstrate progress in the emergency preparedness and response cycle. The target also allows policy makers to easily identify bottlenecks and to prioritize activities for advocacy and resource mobilization.

Authorities that have strong influence and voice to advocate for and mobilize resources to drive system-wide improvements.
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