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

Tutorials on the use of Annex 2 of the International Health Regulations (2005)

In response to the recommendations made by the IHR Review Committee, all National IHR Focal Points are regularly invited to participate in a web-based tutorial for notification assessment using the Decision Instrument in Annex 2 of the IHR (2005). The purpose of the IHR Annex 2 tutorials is to support staff of all National IHR Focal Points in increasing the sensitivity and consistency of the notification assessment process. This tutorial takes into account the recommendations made by the IHR Review Committee (Review Committee's final report).

For five scenarios contained in each tutorial, members of the NFP and other relevant decision makers are requested to assess whether each of these events must be notified to WHO under the IHR (2005). Following the completion of each scenario the user will be provided with the responses proposed by an expert panel as well as explanations for these responses. Each tutorial is expected to take less than 30 minutes to complete. The website used for the tutorials ensures strict confidentiality, and the responses given can only be accessed and evaluated by the user.

The web-based tutorials on Annex 2 are accessible under:

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