Health security capacity building is a process that begins from gaining reliable information about the country’s current capacities and IHR implementation. The purpose of an external evaluation, whether done through the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) assessment process, the WHO Joint External Evaluation (JEE), the OIE Evaluation of Performance of Veterinary Services (OIE PVS) tool, or another mechanism, is to inform the capacity building process and indicate progress in the long term.
Georgia was one of the six countries that participated in a GHSA pilot assessment in 2015. To follow on the findings, the country has developed a country roadmap, with the aim of supporting Georgia’s GHSA activities in relation to the GHSA targets and the International Health Regulations. The roadmap is organized following the Prevent, Detect, and Respond framework, reflecting the activities of the host country, other donors and stakeholders, and non-governmental organizations. The roadmap is a living document that is currently in the process of being approved by the Georgian Government.
In addition to Georgia, a number of GHSA countries have developed country roadmaps and shared them on the GHSA website.
Countries that undergo a JEE commit to developing a country plan. WHO is developing a process to support this work and has published guidelines in the Strategic Partnership Portal (SPP).