In 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) funded Save the Children to lead a three-year global initiative to augment capacity for humanitarian response to major disease outbreaks. Through a consortium of partners, this initiative, known as READY, supplements existing efforts to build and retain capacity among operational consortium members, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other stakeholders to be able to respond to major outbreaks more quickly and effectively. It promotes an integrated and multi-sectoral approach to outbreak response to holistically meet the needs of affected communities, with community engagement and communications at the center. READY prioritizes diseases with major epidemic or pandemic potential, specifically water-borne, respiratory, and bodily fluid transmission pathways.
This page includes a host of resources specifically relating to Health and Child Protection integration during infectious disease outbreaks. It includes:
Child Protection and Health Sectors in the Context of Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Stakeholder Consultations
Annotated Bibliography of Child Protection in Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Watch this space for further resources and tools to be used between Health and Child Protection actors.