Operational Response Framework for

Public Health Emergencies

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In recent years the number, scale, duration, and complexity of health crises and public health emergencies have escalated dramatically. Public health emergencies have a direct and profound impact on the health and well-being of girls and boys, disrupt the socio-economic status of families, and foster uncertainty within communities. UNICEF’s vision is a world in which the best interests of children, women and marginalized communities are central to global actions to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. Ensuring that the rights and needs of children are at the centre of all efforts and leveraging UNICEF’s recognized expertise in multisectoral approaches, UNICEF’s Operational Response Framework for Public Health Emergencies outlines a set of organizational priorities and actions for a comprehensive response to public health emergencies.


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