Extended until 17 January 2021, IASC System-Wide Scale-Up Protocols - Adapted to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The IASC Principals endorsed the extension of the System-Wide COVID-tailored IASC Scale-Up activation until 17 January 2017.
This document outlines the ‘light’ and ‘adapted’ scale-up protocols to be activated for IASC response to the COVID-19 emergency. It describes the collective approach and principles of action to guide the system-wide response. This activation may be updated to ensure it retains currency in view of the exceptional and rapidly evolving situation. These tailored protocols build on the IASC Scale-Up activation for infectious diseases, which reflects the roles of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its Director-General and Member States under the International Health Regulations (2005), and the importance of non-IASC organizations in responding to infectious disease events.