This mid-year report provides a consolidated update on WHO’s response to the COVID‐19 pandemic between January and July 2022, against the objectives laid out in the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plans (SPRP) for 2021 and 2022.
With the aim of ending the acute phase of the pandemic by the end of the year, WHO, in collaboration with partners, have supported countries to further strengthen their surveillance systems; ensure more equitable access to tests, treatments, and essential
supplies worldwide; make health systems more resilient; and reduce exposure to the disease by empowering and enabling communities.
The report highlights the role of WHO at the global, regional, and local levels, and across the key elements of an effective emergency response – from implementation and operational support, to developing evidence and research, and providing strong
coordination and planning. By working with partners, including multi-agency and multi-partner operational platforms, regional and national public health and scientific institutes, governments, communities, donors, UN organizations and NGOs and the
private sector, WHO helped bring the world together to provide direct technical and operational support to countries implementing their national COVID-19 response plans.