International Health Regulations (IHR)

Communications and advocacy

The IHR can help the world achieve global health security, however, its success depends on a unique global partnership between all stakeholders in all countries and in WHO. Raising awareness and fostering understanding of the IHR is therefore a critical part of the implementation process.

Web sites

WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO)
Division of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control (DDC)
English

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) - WHO Regional Office for the Americas (AMRO)
Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control (DPC), Communicable Diseases, Epidemic Alert and Response (EPR), International Health Regulations
English Spanish

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO)
surveillance, Forecasting and Response (CSR)
Arabic English French

WHO Regional Office for Europe (EURO)
International Health Regulations
English

WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO)
Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Ressponse (CSR), International Health Regulations
English

WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO)
International Health Regulations
English

External review of pandemic response
Source: WHO
English and access to multilingual documents"

Ten things you need to do to implement the IHR
Source: WHO
Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

IHR Emergency Committee meetings
Source: WHO
English

Disease outbreak news
Source: WHO
Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

International Travel and Health
Source: WHO
English French Spanish

International Programme on Chemical Safety
Source: ILO, UNEP, WHO
English

Environmental health in emergencies events page
Source: WHO
English

Health and Environment Linkages Initiative
Source: WHO - UNEP
English

Global Foodborne Infections Network
Source: WHO
English

Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies
Source: WHO
English

Ionizing radiation programme
Source: WHO
English

Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals web-site on diseases and vaccines
Source: WHO
English

Global Immunizations and Vaccinations
Source: CDC
English

The Global Influenza Programme
Source: WHO
English

Global Alert and Response - Meningococcal disease web site
Source: WHO
English

Information resources on plague
Source: WHO
English

Global Polio Eradication Initiative: CDC, Rotary International, UNICEF, WHO
Source: CDC, Rotary International, UNICEF, WHO
English

Rift valley fever
Source: WHO
English

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Source: WHO
English

Smallpox
Source: WHO
English

Viral haemorrhagic fevers
Source: WHO
Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Source: WHO
English

Brochures, books, briefs, posters

International Travel and Health (2010)
Source: WHO
English French

International Travel and Health (2009)
Source: WHO
Spanish Portugese

Report of the first meeting of the Review Committee
Publication date: 2010
Source: WHO
Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

Frequently asked questions about the International Health Regulations (2005) - 2nd edition
Publication date: 2009
Source: WHO
English French Spanish

International Health Regulations (2005) - Guidance for national policy-makers and partners
Publication date: 2008
Source: WHO
English French

International Health Regulations (2005) - Basic information for national policy-makers and partners
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO/AMRO
English Spanish

Three top priorities for States Parties to implement the IHR (2005)
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
Arabic Chinese English Russian

The International Health Regulations
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO/EMRO

International Health Regulations (2005). Basic information for National Policy-makers and Partners
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO/SEARO
English

International Health Regulations (2005). Guidance for national policy-makers and partners
Publication date: 2007
Soure: WHO/WPRO
English

IHR brief No.1 Introduction to the IHR (2005)
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
English French

IHR brief No.2 Notification and other reporting requirements under the IHR (2005)
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
Arabic Chinese English French

IHR brief No.3 Points of entry under the IHR (2005)
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
Chinese English French Russian

International Health Regulations (2005) Poster
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO/SEARO
English

International Health Regulations (2005) Poster
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO/WPRO
English

Chemical incidents - Make hospitals safe in emergencies - World Health Day - 7 April 2009 -Save lives
Publication date: 2009
Source: WHO
English

Food Safety - Laboratory
Information brochure on Global Foodborne Infections (GFN) to replace Global Salm-Surv
Publication date: ongoing
Source: WHO
English Chinese

Public Health Mapping and Geographic Iinformation Systems (GIS)
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
English French

WHO statement relating to cholera outbreaks and international travel and trade
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
English

Meningoccocal meningitis fact sheets
Publication date: ongoing
Source: WHO
English French Spanish

The Yellow Fever Initiative brochure for donors
Publication date: 2010
Source: WHO
English

The Yellow Fever Initiative: providing an opportunity of a lifetime
Publication date: 2010
Source: WHO
English

Newsletters

IHR news. The WHO quarterly bulletin on IHR implementation
Source: WHO
Web site: English

IHR news 10
Publication date: 31 March 2010
Source: WHO

IHR news 9
Publication date: 31 December 2009
Source: WHO

IHR news 8
Publication date: 30 September 2009
Source: WHO

IHR news 7
Publication date: 30 June 2009
Source: WHO

IHR news 6
Publication date: 31 March 2009
Source: WHO

IHR news 5
Publication date: 31 December 2009
Source: WHO

IHR news 4
Publication date: 30 September 2008
Source: WHO

IHR news 3
Publication date: 30 June 2008
Source: WHO

IHR news 2
Publication date: 28 March 2008
Source: WHO

IHR news 1
Publication date: 11 December 2007
Source: WHO

Food Safety Newsletter
Publication date: ongoing
Source: WHO
Web site: English/French/Spanish/ Russian

Videos

Special Coverage of the Entry into Force of the Revised IHR, 15 June 2007
Source: WHO/PAHO
Three-Part Video:
(a) PAHO Director;
(b) PAHO Area Manager of Health Surveillance & Disease Management; and
(c) PAHO Regional IHR Contact Point
English/Portugese/Spanish

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