During 2019 H2 the prescience of a measure of epidemic preparedness emerged. The Global Health Security (GHS) Index scores countries on their ability to detect, respond and prevent to a global health epidemic.
They present their framework as 6 categories, 34 indicators, 85 subindicators and 140 questions. By way of this pyramid:
They give their six categories colours and icons too:
Only thirteen countries currently earn top rankings. Sadly the country at the source of this pandemic is not yet among them. Given their 55 day (not 23 as they falsely claim) information suppression of the outbreak and being weak on prevention, particularly when it comes to food safety.
As I blog here, there is absolutely no other subject in town. The world is shutting down.
Consider those six dimensions:
Prevention: Prevention of the emergence or release of pathogens
Detection and Reporting: Early detection and reporting for epidemics of potential international concern
Rapid Response: Rapid response to and mitigation of the spread of an epidemic
Health System: Sufficient and robust health system to treat the sick and protect health workers
Compliance with International Norms: Commitments to improving national capacity, financing plans to address gaps, and adhering to global norms
Risk Environment: Overall risk environment and country vulnerability to biological threats
Many a solution sell pitch wins through because of how buyers view vendor ability to future-proof.
Whilst the above sextet reference pathogenic defence, there is often a named threat at the heart of prospect thoughts.
What is it?
Uncover, and you’ve a structure here to frame your proposal in that best light.
How is prospect preparedness for the particular threat, risk or hazard which you dispel at present? And how do you shore it up for them once on board with you?
I’m reminded of classic Porter models to help create your own flavour of this index. If you’re unfamiliar with such guidelines, then you can easily use the same language of the Global Health six categories. Slightly adapting with ‘system health’, about the efficacy of your rapid response and simply ‘compliance’, to gauge how measures are kept on track. coronavirus