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

Key partners to support IHR

Example of key partners to support IHR implementation

  • Other intergovernmental organizations

UN system

  • (e.g. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Labour Organization (ILO), International Maritime Organization (IMO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Trade Organization (WTO))


  • (e.g. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), European Union (EU), Mercado Común del Sur (Mercosur))


  • (e.g. World Organization for Animal Health (OIE))

International aid agencies

  • (e.g. Asian Development Bank (ADB), Agence française de développement (AFD), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), UK Department for International Development (DFID), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), The Netherlands, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank)

WHO Collaborating Centres / networks of excellence

  • excellence (e.g. Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), Institut Pasteur, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))

Academics and professional associations

  • associations (e.g. International Association of National Public health Institutes (IANPHI), American Public Health Association (APHA))

Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and foundations

  • (e.g. The GAVI Alliance, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Médecins sans frontières (MSF))