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

IHR News

The WHO quarterly bulletin on IHR implementation

31 March 2010, No. 10

In this issue:

What's new in IHR coordination and support

  • Report to the 126th Executive Board on the Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005)
  • IHR Review Committee
  • Checklist and indicators for IHR implementation
  • Release of International Travel and Health, 2010 edition
  • Launch of IHR i-course
  • IHR express quiz
  • IHR authorized list of ports

What's new in risk and disease control

  • Rift valley fever outbreaks forecasting models: Report of the joint FAO–WHO experts consultation, Rome, Italy, 29 September – 1 October 2008
  • Guide to hygiene and sanitation in aviation, modules on water and cleaning and disinfection

WHAT’S NEW IN THE WHO REGIONS1

  • AFRO: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: National IHR Focal Points coordination meeting, 29–31 March 2010
  • AFRO: The EQA programme in the African Region renewed for one year
  • PAHO/AMRO: Risk communication training, 23–25 March 2010, Lima, Peru
  • WPRO: Technical consultation on development of public health emergency contingency plans at points of entry, 18–19 February 2009, Manila, Philippines

Other NEWS

  • Connecting health organizations for regional disease surveillance (CHORDS): Annual conference, 17–19 March 2010, Annecy, France

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: ihrinfo@who.int


1 The six WHO regional offices: AFRO – Regional Office for Africa; EMRO – Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean; EURO – Regional Office for Europe; PAHO/AMRO – Pan American Sanitary Bureau/Regional Office for the Americas; SEARO – Regional Office for South-East Asia; WPRO – Regional Office for the Western Pacific.

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