Corporate report

UK-PHRST 4-year strategic framework: 2018 to 2021

The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team's (UK-PHRST) strategic framework sets out their aims and objectives for 2018 to 2021.


UK Public Health Rapid Support Team 4-year strategic framework: 2018 to 2021

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The UK-PHRST is a partnership between Public Health England and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). It was set up following the West Africa Ebola crisis to develop a system to help countries better control disease outbreaks that threaten public health before they can develop into global emergencies.

This report sets out the 3 integrated objectives of the UK-PHRST:

  • outbreak response - early investigation and rapid operational support to help reduce transmission of diseases and limit their impact
  • research - operational and other relevant research during and between outbreaks to generate evidence to improve present and future responses
  • capacity building - strengthen in-country and regional capacity to prevent and respond to outbreaks

For more information, contact:

UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST)


Telephone 0207 654 8000

Published 18 December 2018