Alert, response, and capacity building under the International Health Regulations (IHR)

About WHO Global Capacities Alert and Response (GCR)

International Health Regulations implementation


Support to National IHR Focal Points

As a legal framework, the International Health Regulations (2005) establish a global structure aimed at providing the world adequate health security with the least-possible disruption to economies. Within this framework, WHO has a leadership role that includes surveillance, risk assessment and coordinated responses to significant, urgent disease threats.

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