Through the Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), iMMAP deploys information management (IM) specialists in a rapid manner to provide immediate IM support to Public Health operations. Our surge support program can provide rapid emergency or outbreak response deployments aimed at supporting CDC and WHO, and Ministries of Health through them. This support extends to other health partners' at regional, national, and/or sub-national levels.
Deployed IMOs are experienced in IM rapid response activities. During their deployment, they establish IM capacities and provide specialized IM services to meet the needs of the public health emergency responders. IMOs will work with response agencies to not only deliver IM services but support the development of the onward IM strategy, and coordinate with partners to ensure ongoing support is provided, including training, facilitation of surge capacity, or extended direct support.