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

IHR News

The WHO quarterly bulletin on IHR implementation

3 october 2011, No. 16

In this issue

What's new in IHR coordination and support

  • Infectious Substances Shipping Training: Revised and updated course
  • Third IHR i-course started
  • Key WHO IHR-related publications 2007–2011
  • Laboratory quality management system handbook
  • Biostatistics: New CD-ROM for self-learning

What's new in risk and disease control

  • Saudi Arabia - Hajj pilgrimage
  • Revised recommendations for yellow fever vaccination for international travellers
  • New documents from Global Alert and Response

What's new in the WHO regions1

  • AFRO: Biorisk Management and Infectious Substances Shipping Training for English-speaking African countries in Dar-Es-Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania
  • AFRO: Surveillance Project in Central Africa – SURVAC
  • AFRO and EURO: Biorisk Management Advanced Trainer Programme in Prague, Czech Republic and in Bamako, Mali
  • PAHO/AMRO: Second Regional IHR implementation meeting
  • WPRO/SEARO: TAG meeting

Other NEWS

  • CAPSCA - First European meeting
  • TEPHINET Program Directors' Meeting

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.