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IHR News

The WHO quarterly bulletin on IHR implementation

5 July 2011, No. 15

In this issue

What's new in IHR coordination and support

  • Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly, 16–24 May 2011, Geneva, Switzerland / Report of the Review Committee
  • WHO training evaluation guide
  • IHR implementation course
  • WHO Laboratory Leadership and Management Training Programme Meeting
  • IHR capacities table top exercise workshop
  • Biorisk management training for Portuguese-speaking countries
  • Ports, airports and ground crossings network meeting – PAGNet

What's new in risk and disease control

  • EHEC outbreak
  • Five new publications from Global Alert and Response

What's new in the WHO regions1

  • AFRO: Infectious substances shippers training and WHO biorisk management training in Ghana
  • EURO: Response to E. coli outbreak
  • EURO: Consultation on national programme for external quality assessment programme (EQA)
  • SEARO: National table-top simulation exercises on multi-sector pandemic preparedness and response in Bhutan
  • WPRO: Japan earthquake and nuclear concerns - Update

Other NEWS

  • SHIPSAN TRAINET newsletter online

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.