Finland’s health security capacity and IHR implementation will be evaluated by an external team using the WHO JEE tool on 27–31 March 2017.

To ensure a Whole of Government approach and the ownership of the relevant sectors in the process, the preparations of the incoming JEE evaluation have been coordinated by the National Security Committee, a broad-based cooperation platform that consists of Permanent Secretaries from all ministries, the Office of the President and the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as experts representing different administrative branches, national authorities, civil society and the business sector.

Health security begins at the country level. But what does if mean for Finland to have its health security capacity evaluated?

Dr Päivi Sillanaukee, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, explains in a video.