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

IHR News

The WHO quarterly bulletin on IHR implementation

29 December 2011, No. 17

In this issue

What's new in IHR coordination and support

  • Points of entry: WHO informal consultations on ship inspection and issuance of ship sanitation certificates training and on technical advice for management of public health events on board ships, Lyon, France
  • Workshops on IHR (2005) implementation in national legislation in the African Region, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Briefing on IHR implementation during biological weapons convention review conference, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Updated list of ports authorized to issue ship sanitation certificates

What's new in risk and disease control

  • Core components of infection prevention and control programmes in health care: Assessment tools for IPC programmes
  • Infectious substances shipping training - a course for shippers: Revised edition
  • Guidance on regulations for the transport of infectious substance: Spanish version
  • Handbook for inspection of ships and issuance of ship sanitation certificates: Print version
  • Laboratory quality management system training toolkit: French version

What's new in the WHO regions1

  • AFRO: IHR experts briefing and launch of desk review for accelerated IHR implementation in the African Region, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • AFRO: Workshop on strengthening risk communication responses, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • EURO: Central Asia: Subregional training workshop Turkmenistan
  • WPRO: Workshop on risk communications for public health emergencies
  • AFRO, EMRO, PAHO, SEARO, WPRO: HQ/Regional laboratory coordination meeting, Lyon, France

Other NEWS

  • Holiday greetings

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.