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Mon, Sep 11


Marie Reay Teaching Centre, Room 5.02

7-1-7 Training Workshop

Organizer: Resolve to Save Lives

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Time & Location

Sep 11, 2023, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM GMT+10

Marie Reay Teaching Centre, Room 5.02, 155 University Ave, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

About The Event


The 7-1-7 approach to strengthening health security uses timeliness metrics to assess how well early detection and response systems are performing in real-world situations, generating actionable data for both real-time and long-term improvement. The 7-1-7 target sets three performance standards: 7 days to detect a disease outbreak, 1 day to notify relevant public health authorities, and 7 days to complete early response actions. Regional, national and local health authorities worldwide are adopting the 7-1-7 target because it offers a practical approach to rapidly and continuously improving disease detection and response systems. It identifies critical early bottlenecks and empowers authorities to quickly implement solutions for rapid and continuous improvement. 7-1-7’s clear and simple metrics promote transparency and make it a powerful tool when advocating for resources and policies needed for long-term improvement. Interest in adopting the 7-1-7 target is growing, with countries and organizations across the globe – including ones in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific - requesting support for implementation. To respond to these needs, the 7-1-7 team at Resolve to Save Lives is 1) providing trainings and technical support to potential implementers, managers, and funders of preparedness, emergency response, and health security programs and 2) helping to launch regional Communities of Practice for those integrating 7-1-7 into their programs. This pre-conference workshop presents an excellent opportunity to bring together implementers and partners interested in 7-1-7 in the Southeast Asia and Western Pacific region.


The workshop will have a combination of lectures and interactive components. We will use brief didactic sessions to structure the program, but will focus on facilitated small-group discussions, simulations, and interactive brainstorming to enable participants to rapidly gain an understanding of 7-1-7, offer ideas and ask questions, and begin thinking about how 7-1-7 could be integrated into their programs.


Learning objectives for this workshop are: 

1. To understand the 7-1-7 framework and performance improvement methodology for outbreak detection and response 

2. To identify opportunities to enable effective and appropriate application of 7-1-7 and timeliness metrics within relevant programs, including field epidemiology projects 

3. To characterize resourcing needs and best practices for implementation of 7-1-7


1. Amanda McClelland is the Senior Vice President of Prevent Epidemics at Resolve to Save Lives. Amanda is a notable expert in international public health management, especially in emergency health, epidemic control, mass casualty in low resource settings, disease prevention and response operations. Her achievements include coordinating frontline Ebola response during the 2014 Ebola epidemic, for which she received the 2015 Florence Nightingale Medal for exceptional courage, and publishing a landmark study on the impact of unsafe burial practices, which confirmed the live-saving benefits of a comprehensive approach to Ebola prevention. She brings this expertise to the Prevent Epidemics initiative, prioritizing and planning interventions and support in countries and regions at risk from future epidemics and strengthening action packages in prevention, detection and response to epidemics. In addition to providing technical assistance, directly or through partners, Amanda’s team mobilizes resources to support preparedness, and works to galvanize political will to address gaps in epidemic preparedness. Prior to joining Resolve to Save Lives, Amanda served as the Global Emergency Health Advisor for the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRC). Amanda earned her Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine from James Cook University in Queensland, Australia and her Bachelor of Nursing from Queensland University of Technology.

2. Mohammed Lamorde is the Incoming Director of the 7-1-7 Alliance team at Resolve to Save Lives Dr. Mohammed Lamorde is an internal medicine physician trained in Nigeria, United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. He has helped lead the implementation of 7-1-7 in Uganda. At the Infectious Disease Institute at Makerere University, he has undertaken clinical research in the fields of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria; plus health economics evaluations for interventions relevant to public health in developing countries. Dr. Lamorde has also been a clinician facilitator for district-level training in management of medical emergencies and infection prevention and control for emerging infectious diseases. In 2012, he was awarded a PhD at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in recognition of his work on the clinical pharmacokinetics of medicines used in the management of HIV-infected adults. He subsequently held post-doctoral positions at IDI including a Sewankambo Post-Doctoral Scholarship focusing on the effect of food on the pharmacokinetics of rilpivirine, and a Senior Fellowship awarded by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership to study drug-drug interactions between rifampicin-based antituberculosis and antimalarial drugs among Ugandan patients with tuberculosis. Dr. Lamorde is the President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Uganda Chapter; and he is a member of the advisory panel of the leading international HIV drug-drug interactions website and of the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases.



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