Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)


Effective implementation of the IHR requires multisectoral, multidisciplinary approaches through national partnerships for effective alert and response systems. All relevant sectors (e.g. health, agriculture, travel, trade, education, defence) have to be aware of the new rules and collaborate to provide the best available technical support and, where needed, mobilize the necessary resources for effective implementation of IHR (2005). Coordination of nationwide resources includes designation of IHR NFP that is accessible at all times to communicate with IHR contact points and with all relevant stakeholders in the country.

Also, a more secure world that is ready and prepared to respond collectively in the face of epidemics and other major health emergencies requires global partnerships to gather the best technical support and mobilize the necessary resources for effective and timely implementation of the revised Regulations

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