14 February 2020 – ECOWAS health ministers coordinate and respond to COVID-19 pandemic

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Executive Order, Guidance, New Tool / Service / Body, Regulation, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational
Lead People/Agency: Decision maker: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Intervention implementation : ational ministries of health

Overview: Intervention : ECOWAS Health Ministers Emergency Meeting in Bamako on Preparing for and Responding to the Epidemic of the New Coronavirus
Target : ministries of health n african west region
Intended effect : qualification, capacity building, information, directives and advice
Full details here: https://www.ecowas.int/nouveau-coronavirus-covid-19-les-ministres-en-charge-de-la-sante-de-la-cedeao-se-reunissent-en-urgence-a-bamako-pour-harmoniser-et-coordonner-la-preparation-et-la-reponse-regionales/?lang=fr

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders), Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, International – academic, International – government, International – other
Evidence/Justification: ECOWAS ministers in charge of health meet urgently in Bamako to harmonize and coordinate regional preparation and response