UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST)

The UK-PHRST is a UK aid-funded project operated by Public Health England and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) can rapidly deploy specialist experts to outbreaks of infectious diseases overseas to prevent them from becoming global threats.

The team also conducts outbreak-related research and builds capacity for local outbreak prevention and control with overseas partners.

Find out more about the team’s work in this interview with team director Daniel Bausch and read our latest blog on PHE’s role in protecting global health.


Data on the team’s rapid investigation and response is available on the DfID development tracker

  1. UK-PHRST 4-year strategic framework: 2018 to 2021
  2. UK Public Health Rapid Support Team annual review: 2018

News announcements

Read our latest blog posts on science and research work across PHE.

Published 18 December 2018
Last updated 17 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 'UK deploys more public health experts to DRC for Ebola outbreak response' to the news announcements section.

  2. First published.