What We Do

The functions of the OHP span before, during and after public health emergencies.

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Before Public Health Emergencies the OHP will function in:
During Public Health Emergencies the OHP will function in:
After Public Health Emergencies the OHP will function in:
  • Coordinate multi-sector One Health activities by promoting institutional development to include coordinating resource mobilization for preparedness, risk and vulnerability reduction among Government and other implementing partners;
  • Conduct joint evaluation / assessments within major line ministries and agencies;
  • Institutionalize the One Health approach to address any public health event and/or pandemic that poses health threats;
  • Ensure that appropriate measures are taken for the prevention of events, or the mitigation of their effects, and for capacity building for effective response to events;
  • Foster collaboration among stakeholders and trigger response mechanism through the activation of the Incident Management System (action plan);
  • Facilitate joint rapid event assessment and its impact within 24 hours and document impacts, produce situation reports, recommend necessary actions, and communicate information to all stakeholders;
  • Reactivate and/or establish various pillars of the incident management system for effective coordination and response led by the responsible sector to be managed by experienced persons with clear roles and responsibilities;
  • Evaluate the event and its operations; o Generate post event reports within a quarter after official declaration of the end of the event;
  • Secure all the government and other properties/assets used in the event;
  • Carry out a detailed needs and risk assessments for rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction;
  • Develop activity plans linked to human health, animal/wildlife health, and the environment.
  • Conduct and implement After Action Review (AAR)