WHO EAR guidance leverages the 7-1-7 target

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

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 actions to address them.