Sharing 7-1-7: A global metric for early detection & response
In recent weeks, the Prevent Epidemics team has made the case for the 7-1-7 metric for early detection of and response to disease threats to stakeholders around the world. In Liberia, our team presented data on six outbreaks as part of a workshop on the metric for public health officials working at both the national and subnational levels. The workshop surfaced key bottlenecks identified in each respective response, measured against the metric. Attendees used the data to identify priority actions at the county and national levels for strengthening preparedness. At the Global Health Security Conference in Singapore, our team gave a standing room-only workshop on 7-1-7, orienting participants around the metric and how it can be leveraged to strengthen country-level epidemic preparedness.