New U.S. Global Health Security Strategy Includes 7-1-7

Cover of U.S. Government Global Health Security Strategy 2024

On April 16, 2024, the United States Government announced a new five-year Global Health Security Strategy to better prevent, detect, respond to and recover from infectious disease threats. The 7-1-7 Target is included to help U.S. partners assess and improve the real-world performance of their detection, notification and early response systems.  

Strengthening laboratory systems to meet the 7-1-7 target

Strengthening laboratory systems to meet the 7-1-7 target

The 7-1-7 Alliance hosted a symposium at the annual conference of the African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) in Cape Town, South Africa. Panelists from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control and Prevention, ASLM, FIND and Makerere University Walter Reed Project discussed the crucial role of diagnostics in achieving the 7-1-7 target for outbreak detection […]

WHO and the 7-1-7 Alliance introduce Early Action Reviews

WHO and the 7-1-7 Alliance introduce Early Action Reviews

The 7-1-7 Alliance hosted the first quarterly webinar open to its global learning network. More than 500 people from 73 countries signed up to hear representatives of the World Health Organization and the Alliance introduce new guidance on Early Action Reviews and how it leverages the 7-1-7 target to improve the performance of outbreak detection, […]

Developing technical capacity to scale up 7-1-7 

Resolve to Save Lives' 7-1-7 Approach

The 7-1-7 Alliance hosted a training series for Atlanta-based staff of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A first virtual training session introduced the 7-1-7 target, its central role in the WHO Early Action Review guidance, and how 7-1-7 fits into key components of the global health security framework. In a two-day, in-person […]

7-1-7 forms the bedrock of new WHO guidance

WHO EAR guidance leverages the 7-1-7 target

The World Health Organization’s new Guidance and tools for Conducting an Early Action Review (EAR) incorporate the 7-1-7 target for outbreak detection and control, which Resolve to Save Lives has piloted since 2021. EARs offer a performance improvement approach, which can be used for each outbreak to identify system-level bottlenecks and propose immediate and long-term […]