We have collated all publicly available self-assessment
measurements of International Health Regulations capacity
implementation status from 2010 through 2017. These data are
now organized by a comprehensive data structure with
International Standard country codes and ready access to all
longitudinal data in a single table.
PVS SCORE DATA
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) developed the
Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Pathway as a
capacity-building platform for the sustainable improvement of
national Veterinary Services. This tool enables national
veterinary authorities to understand their strengths and
weaknesses using a globally consistent methodology based on
international standards. We have translated the publicly
available PVS levels of advancement (i.e., scores) into a
searchable spreadsheet; scores range from 1 to 5, with 5 being
the optimum designation. These data have also been
incorporated into the
Global Health Security Tracking tool.
A list of PVS evaluation reports is available
Key citation: World Organisation for Animal Health website.
OIE PVS Pathway: PVS Evaluation Reports.
We have migrated several decades of WHO’s prose reports of
Disease Outbreak News (DONs) into a searchable spreadsheet.
These data are now organized by a comprehensive data structure
for consistent naming conventions for countries, outbreaks,
type of disease event, and standard outbreak measures. The
structured data are available for download.
RAPID URBAN HEALTH SECURITY ASSESSMENT (RUHSA) TOOL
The RUHSA Tool is intended to be a voluntary, collaborative,
and multisectoral resource for mayors and municipal public
health authorities to self-assess municipal capacities to
prevent, detect and rapidly respond to public health events.
The tool was developed by the Center by mapping numerous
health security guidance documents and frameworks and provides
a holistic perspective of the state of sub-national health
A peer-reviewed paper on this project is available
Key citation: Boyce MR, Katz R. Rapid urban health security
assessment tool: a new resource for evaluating local-level
public health preparedness. BMJ Global Health 2020;5:e002606.