Resolve to Save Lives

Leading change in epidemic preparedness

Program Management for Epidemic Preparedness (PMEP) is a leadership and management program that enables teams to accelerate epidemic preparedness in their countries through peer exchange and practical learning.

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To date, PMEP has trained over 100 health security leaders from governments and WHO country offices in 12 countries.


A one-week, in-person leadership and management training for country teams from the African or Eastern Mediterranean Regions facilitated by our team of global experts and partners

2023 Program: Nairobi, Kenya

Applications Are Closed


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Frequently Asked Questions (English) (PDF)

Grow technical and organizational skills

Prioritize and maximize investments with improved leadership and management skills.

Advance your work through experiential learning

Sessions are tailored to your country’s planned or existing preparedness initiatives.

Engage in peer learning and problem-solving

Share lessons and expertise in a peer-led, global community of preparedness leaders.

Application details

We provide training for teams of up to six mid-to senior-level managers in government from diverse sectors and disciplines, capable of providing robust support to preparedness initiatives. Teams have the option to include 1-2 participants from their WHO Country Office, World Bank Project Implementation Unit (PIU) or Global Fund Principal Recipient Project Management Unit (PMU) for a total of 5-7 participants. Application is by invitation only. Countries invited to apply are from the African or Eastern Mediterranean Regions and are confirmed or potential recipients of pandemic preparedness and response (PPR) funding mechanisms.

Countries that express intent to establish a National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) secretariat, coordination team, or equivalent structure have a stronger case for acceptance into the program. The inclusion of women leaders and members of other underrepresented groups is encouraged.

RTSL covers costs related to the training, including travel, visa, accommodation and per diem allowance. Payment for attending the training is not provided.

PMEP Alumni

PMEP has trained health security leaders from:

The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Sudan.

PMEP Connect

Participants who successfully complete the PMEP Core program are invited to apply for PMEP Connect, a global community of leaders who receive funding to advance their NAPHS and dedicated coaching and collaboration with experts from Resolve to Save Lives and partners.

Participation in PMEP Core does not guarantee inclusion in PMEP Connect.