How can we strengthen the Joint External Evaluation?
The COVID-19 pandemic raises fundamental questions about the appropriateness of the International Health Regulations and the effectiveness of the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) for strengthening global health security. In the wake of COVID-19, revision of JEE tool should be based on an understanding of the purpose, use and limitations of the measurement tool. Successfully strengthening the tool will necessitate countries to take action on the results of the assessment as well as addressing certain strategic, technical and operational considerations in the next edition of the tool. BMJ Global Health