Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Public health emergency preparedness encompasses preparing not only for natural events or complex emergencies and the outbreaks secondary to the event but also situations in which a communicable or exposure to toxins or chemicals will need major public health interventions to contain its spread.
In Mongolia, Deputy Prime Minister chaired the State Emergency Committee. Members are from relevant Ministers of the government cabinet, including Minister for Health. At the MoH, the State Secretary chairs the disaster and health emergency committee. Under the committee, there are technical expert groups on monitoring and evaluation of response and surging capacities for emergency care; epidemiologic surveillance and laboratory support; and logistics, planning and coordination.