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UK Public Health Rapid Support Team - Research

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Project Data Last Updated: 21/01/2020



The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) has the following main objectives: 1) Within ODA eligible countries to support the rapid investigation and response to disease outbreaks at source, with the aim of stopping a public health threat becoming a health emergency. 2) Conduct rigorous research to aid epidemic preparedness and response and improve future response. 3) Generate an evidence base for best practice in disease outbreak interventions within ODA eligible countries. 4) Train a cadre of public health reservists for the UK-PHRST who can be rapidly deployed to respond to disease outbreaks. 5) Build capacity in-country for an improved and rapid national response to disease outbreaks and contribute to supporting implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR).


The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team has been established with the purpose to research and investigate possible or known disease outbreaks in Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligible countries and to help control such threats before they might become a national or international health emergency. The project has the primary purpose of ensuring that the United Kingdom has a standing capacity of multidisciplinary public health professionals and researchers that can be ready to deploy within 48 hours to a possible or known disease outbreak in a country that is eligible for ODA, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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