International Health Regulations (IHR)

IHR News

The WHO quarterly bulletin on IHR implementation

11 December 2007, No. 1

Issued by the International Health Regulations (IHR) Coordination Programme, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva and Lyon

In this issue:

WHAT’S NEW IN IHR COORDINATION AND SUPPORT

  • Release of IHR (2005) 2nd Edition
  • Guidance for ship sanitation certificates
  • Web-based IHR resource centre
  • IHR briefing for WHO Country Offices
  • IHR Event Information Management Site
  • Guidance for IHR implementation

WHAT’S NEW IN RISK AND DISEASE CONTROL

  • International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) - Information note
  • Foodborne disease outbreaks – Guidelines for investigation and control
  • Guide on safe food for travellers
  • Global Early Warning System for Major Animal Diseases, including Zoonoses (GLEWS) – Information note
  • Polio eradication: Immunization for Hajj pilgrims
  • Polio eradication: mass vaccination campaigns in high-risk areas
  • Preventing Travellers' Diarrhoea: How To Make Drinking-Water Safe?
  • Yellow Fever Initiative info pack
  • Yellow Fever risk assessment

WHAT’S NEW IN THE WHO REGIONS

  • IHR Regional Office web sites
  • Regional IHR guidance for policy-makers
  • AMRO/PAHO travel and transport workshop

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • Update on IHR implementation in countries

OTHER NEWS

  • Creation of new cluster at WHO HQ: Health Security and Environment

This newsletter seeks to provide useful information for NFPs, countries and partners in implementing the IHR. We welcome your suggestions and comments and invite you to send these to Ms Sophia Desillas at desillass@lyon.who.int

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